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  • ** FILE ** Pope Benedict XVI, accompanied by his private secretary, Monsignor Georg Gaenswein (top left), and his butler, Paolo Gabriele, arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for a general audience on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Pope's butler convicted in leaks, given 18 months

    The pope's butler was convicted Saturday of stealing the pontiff's private documents and leaking them to a journalist in the gravest Vatican security breach in recent memory. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the Vatican said a papal pardon was likely.


  • ** FILE ** Pope Benedict XVI, accompanied by his private secretary, Monsignor Georg Gaenswein (top left), and his butler, Paolo Gabriele, arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for a general audience on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Pope's butler pleads innocence in theft charge

    Pope Benedict XVI's onetime butler declared Tuesday he was innocent of a charge of aggravated theft of the pope's private correspondence, but he acknowledged he photocopied the papers and said he feels guilty that he betrayed the trust of the pontiff he loves like a father.


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