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Butler took photos, videos of pope

2012-10-18 22:04

Vatican City - Vatican investigators have found photos and short videos of Pope Benedict XVI filmed with a mobile phone by his butler Paolo Gabriele, the Corriere della Sera daily reported online on Thursday.

Gabriele was convicted by a Vatican court earlier this month of stealing confidential documents from the papal palace and leaking them to a journalist in an attempt to reveal fraud and intrigue in the Vatican.

Gabriele was sentenced to 18 months in prison but is currently under house arrest in his Vatican apartment awaiting a possible pardon from the pope.

If he has to serve his sentence, Gabriele cannot do so in the Vatican as the tiny state - the world's smallest - has no prison and he would be transferred to an Italian prison under a diplomatic agreement between the two.

Comments
  • ludwe.kolwapi - 2012-10-18 22:36

    Religion is a waste of time,if the pope can be a criminal then who is going to set the example

  • gus.fernandes.7 - 2012-10-19 04:01

    What a piece of turd this "man" is. Did people responsible for employing him not check up on him beforehand?!!!

      james.hurley.1401 - 2012-10-20 13:34

      yes because holding supposedly INFALLIBLE SPIRITUAL LEADERS to account for criminal activity makes him a 'piece of turd'. Yeah. Right.

  • imtiaz.osman.5 - 2012-10-19 06:58

    \In an attempt to reveal fraud and intrigue\ I think he did the right thin he should be commended.

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