VATICAN CITY — The Vatican court said in a detailed sentence issued Dec. 1 that the testimony given by computer technician Claudio Sciarpelletti was neither “credible” nor “truthful.”
The court found the computer technician guilty of aiding and abetting the former butler to Pope Benedict XVI, Paolo Gabriele, in his theft of sensitive documents.
The sentence was handed down Nov. 10 and was filed Dec. 1 as the final installment of the “Vatileaks” saga. It is not unusual for Italian courts to deposit sentences weeks after the handing down of a verdict.
Sciarpelletti was originally sentenced to four months in prison, but his sentence was reduced two months due to extenuating...READ MORE