VATICAN CITY — Today, the Pope’s ex-butler was taken to prison for stealing his boss’ private documents and leaking them to the press in the so-called “Vatileaks” scandal.
“The sentence in the trial of Paolo Gabriele, which has now become final, puts a full stop to the end of a sad affair which has had very painful consequences,” read an Oct. 25 announcement from the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.
Gabriele was sentenced Oct. 6 and ordered incarcerated in the Vatican Prison to begin his 18-month sentence.
The Vatican communiqué declared the sentence “lenient and just.”
“A personal offense was done to the Holy Father” and “the right to privacy of the many people who … addressed...READ MORE