Vatican City, 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.
The court found the Vatican computer technician guilty Nov. 10 of aiding and abetting former butler to the Pope, Paolo Gabriele, in his theft of sensitive documents.
Sciarpelletti was originally sentenced to four months in prison, but his sentence was reduced due to extenuating circumstances.
His sentence comes as part of the Vatican's investigation into the theft of personal and confidential documents belonging to Pope Benedict XVI which were then leaked to a journalist who published them in a best-selling book.