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Pope’s butler jailed over leaked documents

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:45 EDT
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Pope Benedict XVI's then-butler Paolo Gabriele (left) and the pontiff's secretary during a weekly general audience at St Peter's Square in 2007. (AFP)
 
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The pope’s butler Paolo Gabriele will be locked up in a Vatican police cell Thursday after the prosecution decided not to appeal against his 18-month prison sentence for leaking papal documents, the Vatican said.

Gabriele had been under house arrest since he was found guilty on October 6 of stealing documents from Pope Benedict XIV’s apartments. A judicial source said later he would not be appealing the verdict.

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