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BY JASMINE BAILEY
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER



The pope’s former butler, Paolo Gabriele, has been pardoned after stealing then leaking the Pope’s personal documents. The pope visited Gabriele to deliver the pardon. Here’s CLTV.

CLTV:
“The pope gave Paolo Gabriele the news in what is described as an intense and personal jailhouse meeting. Gabriele had been serving a prison sentence of 18 months. He has since been released.”
 

He was convicted in October of aggravated theft for leaking secret papers to an author who included them in a best-selling book alleging Vatican corruption. But CNN reports those documents weren’t the only thing he took.

CNN:
“He was also accused of stealing a gold nugget, a one hundred thousand euro check and an original edition of Virgil's Aeneid.”


Gabriele was immediately released and will spend Christmas with his family at their home in the Vatican. Although Gabriele has been forgiven, his crimes have not been forgotten. The BBC has more.

BBC:
“But the bad that Mr. Gabriele had from the pope was that he’s lost his job, he has no future as an employee in Vatican city state and he’s also going to lose his house.”
 

Authorities inside the Roman Catholic church have agreed to help him find a new job and a new home in Italy.
 

Pope Pardons Former Butler For Stealing Private Documents

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Dec 22, 2012

Pope Pardons Former Butler For Stealing Private Documents

 


(Image Souce: News 10)


BY JASMINE BAILEY
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER



The pope’s former butler, Paolo Gabriele, has been pardoned after stealing then leaking the Pope’s personal documents. The pope visited Gabriele to deliver the pardon. Here’s CLTV.

CLTV:
“The pope gave Paolo Gabriele the news in what is described as an intense and personal jailhouse meeting. Gabriele had been serving a prison sentence of 18 months. He has since been released.”
 

He was convicted in October of aggravated theft for leaking secret papers to an author who included them in a best-selling book alleging Vatican corruption. But CNN reports those documents weren’t the only thing he took.

CNN:
“He was also accused of stealing a gold nugget, a one hundred thousand euro check and an original edition of Virgil's Aeneid.”


Gabriele was immediately released and will spend Christmas with his family at their home in the Vatican. Although Gabriele has been forgiven, his crimes have not been forgotten. The BBC has more.

BBC:
“But the bad that Mr. Gabriele had from the pope was that he’s lost his job, he has no future as an employee in Vatican city state and he’s also going to lose his house.”
 

Authorities inside the Roman Catholic church have agreed to help him find a new job and a new home in Italy.
 

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