Dec 20, 2016 - 12:25 pm .- Pope Francis has officially granted clemency to Spanish priest Msgr. Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, who had already served half of his 18-month jail sentence for leaking confidential Vatican documents.
Jul 7, 2016 - 10:50 am .- After an eight month trial weighing the guilt of five individuals in the leaking and disseminating of confidential financial documents, the Vatican has reached a verdict, sentencing a Vatican official and a laywoman for the crime.
Nov 24, 2015 - 10:31 am .- On Tuesday a preliminary hearing of the five individuals accused of leaking and disseminating confidential financial documents was held in the Vatican, with the next hearing set to begin Nov. 30.
Nov 21, 2015 - 09:34 am .- The Vatican has formally indicted five people for the recent leak and dissemination of private financial documents, two of whom are former members of a Holy See commission, and two journalists.
Nov 12, 2015 - 03:31 am .- The two Italian journalists who made headlines last week for authoring books on confidential Vatican financial documents are under investigation, and could face criminal charges.
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:50 am .- Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley said he trusts the cardinals taking part in the papal election will be informed on the necessary background information related to the Vatileaks scandal.
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:45 pm .- The Vatican court said in a detailed sentence issued Dec. 1 that the testimony given by the computer technician Claudio Sciarpelletti was neither “credible” nor “truthful.”
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:31 am .- Claudio Sciarpelletti has been sentenced to two months in prison by the Vatican court for his role in the theft of confidential papal documents in the so-called Vatileaks case.
Nov 5, 2012 - 01:55 pm .- Despite his lawyer’s appeal to drop the case on the opening morning of hearings, a Vatican judge ruled that the trial for the second man accused in the so-called Vatileaks scandal will continue.
Oct 25, 2012 - 11:21 am .- Today the Pope’s ex-butler was taken to prison for stealing his boss’ private documents and leaking them to the press in the so-called “Vatileaks” scandal.
Oct 23, 2012 - 01:17 pm .- In the latest chapter of the "Vatileaks" saga, officials announced today that the Vatican computer technician accused of helping steal confidential papal documents will go on trial in two weeks.
Oct 6, 2012 - 10:54 am .- Paolo Gabriele, the Pope’s former butler, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of stealing confidential Vatican papers -- but it is likely that the 46-year-old Italian will receive a pardon from Pope Benedict XVI.
Oct 3, 2012 - 01:48 pm .- The judges presiding over the trial of the Pope's former butler heard today that his apartment contained piles of documents and newspaper cuttings about Masonic lodges, the occult and previous scandals involving the Church and state in Italy.
Oct 2, 2012 - 11:48 am .- Despite his confession to Vatican police, papal butler Paolo Gabriele has said he is innocent of stealing Pope Benedict XVI’s private correspondence but he feels “guilty of having betrayed the trust of the Holy Father.”
Sep 29, 2012 - 09:20 am .- The trial of the Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler began this morning at the Vatican as the 46-year-old Paolo Gabriele faced charges that he stole confidential Vatican documents.
Sep 17, 2012 - 12:19 pm .- The two men charged in the “Vatileaks” case will go to trial Sept. 29, according to a communique released Sept. 17 by the Vatican Press Office.
Aug 13, 2012 - 11:34 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's personal assistant Paolo Gabriele has been charged with theft amid suspicion that he leaked confidential papal documents to the press with the help of an accomplice.
Jul 23, 2012 - 01:42 pm .- The Vatican is denying newspaper claims that three officials close to Pope Benedict XVI were found complicit in the recent leaking of sensitive papal information to the media.
Jul 12, 2012 - 03:11 pm .- The special Commission of Cardinals established by Pope Benedict XVI to investigate the leak of confidential Vatican documents is on the verge of presenting its discoveries.
Jun 25, 2012 - 07:24 pm .- The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will continue to consult with key figures from the universal Church in a bid to re-establish a “climate of serenity and trust in the service of the Roman Curia.”