Pope Pardons Ex-Butler

Paolo Gabriele had been serving time for stealing papal documents

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 22, 2012 6:37 AM CST

(Newser) – Pope Benedict XVI has granted a Christmas pardon to his former butler, who stole the pope's private papers and leaked them to a journalist in one of the gravest Vatican security breaches in recent times. The Vatican said Benedict visited Paolo Gabriele in the...   Read full story »

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