Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Vatileaks: is it always the butler?


Pope’s butler Paolo Gabriele is facing a trial for leaking stolen papal correspondence the press.  In his house, investigators found not only the stolen dossiers, but also three presumed presents for the Pope: a check made for Benedict XVI, a gold nugget and an ancient edition of the Aeneid.
The so called “Vatileaks” case is still extremely taboo in Italy, but now it seems to be getting more covering. Paolo Gabriele claimed he stole the documents because the Vatican is too corrupted, and he wanted to reveal its scandals. But so far, the only one facing prison terms (up to 6 years) is the butler himself. His references to corruption and scandals so far have been almost ignored. 

Here’s a completed summary of the matter in an article published by The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/13/popes-butler-paolo-gabriele-faces-prison