Pope Benedict XVI has been informed of conclusions reached by the commission of investigation into leaked Vatican documents and about the progress of current criminal procedures underway, according to the latest Vatican statement released today.
The Pope, who is keen that this matter be resolved quickly, has also asked for magistrates to proceed "expeditiously."
Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi told reporters that the Vatican's judiciary will decide, probably at the beginning of the week of August 6-12, whether to acquit or send to trial the Pope's former valet, Paolo Gabriele, on charges of aggravated theft of confidential documents.
The statement reads: