Why, in such instances, is it always the trusted butler? Pope Ratzinger’s close confidante could be imprisoned in the Vatican for 30 years for revealing financial cronyism to the world. Via the Telegraph:
Vatican police have arrested Pope Benedict XVI’s personal butler following an investigation into the leaking of sensitive church documents as the Vatican still tries to recover from the priest sex abuse scandal. [It is] the first time in years the Vatican jail had been used.
The butler, identified as Paolo Gabriele, 40, was held by gendarmes after a special commission of three top senior cardinals had been appointed by the Pope to identify the source of the leaks. Mr Gabriele, who has been at the Pope’s side for six years, is one of the German born pontiff’s closest members of his inner circle which totals just four lay people and four nuns.
The documents show how contracts were awarded to favoured companies and individuals and also highlight allegations of internal power struggles with the Vatican’s bank known as the Institute for Religious Works…
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