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Paolo Gabriele sits in front of Pope Benedict XVI in the popemobile in St. Peter's Square Oct. 24, 2011.

Benedict XVI’s former 'Vatileaks' butler Paolo Gabriele dies at age 54

Nov 24, 2020

The papal butler who was pardoned by Benedict XVI for his role in the “Vatileaks” affair has died at the... Read more

Pope Francis pardons priest tied to Vatileaks scandal

Dec 20, 2016

Pope Francis has officially granted clemency to Spanish priest Msgr. Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, who had already served half of... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

Vatican sentences cleric, laywoman in second 'Vatileaks' trial

Jul 7, 2016

By Elise Harris

After an eight month trial weighing the guilt of five individuals in the leaking and disseminating of confidential financial documents,... Read more

View of St. Peter's Basilica.

Trial begins for five accused in second 'Vatileaks' case

Nov 24, 2015

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday a preliminary hearing of the five individuals accused of leaking and disseminating confidential financial documents was held in... Read more

The flag of Vatican City.

Vatican charges five in leak of confidential docs

Nov 21, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican has formally indicted five people for the recent leak and dissemination of private financial documents, two of whom... Read more

Vatican spokesman Fr. Lombardi SJ speaks with journalists during a July 14, 2014 press conference.

Vatican launches investigation of journalists who published leaked docs

Nov 12, 2015

By Elise Harris

The two Italian journalists who made headlines last week for authoring books on confidential Vatican financial documents are under investigation,... Read more

(L to R) Cardinals Daniel DiNardo and Sean O'Malley speak at a March 5, 2013 press conference at the North American College.

Cardinals will be informed of Vatileaks background

Mar 5, 2013

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley said he trusts the cardinals taking part in the papal election will be informed on the... Read more

The three-judge panel of Vatican judges delivers the verdict in the trial of Paolo Gabriele.

Vatican judges find computer tech's testimony not credible

Dec 3, 2012

The Vatican court said in a detailed sentence issued Dec. 1 that the testimony given by the computer technician Claudio... Read more


Vatican computer tech convicted in press leaks trial

Nov 10, 2012

Claudio Sciarpelletti has been sentenced to two months in prison by the Vatican court for his role in the theft... Read more

The panel of three Vatican judges delivers the verdict in the Paolo Gabriele case.

Vatican computer technician goes on trial over press leaks

Nov 5, 2012

Despite his lawyer’s appeal to drop the case on the opening morning of hearings, a Vatican judge ruled that the... Read more

The Pope's former butler, Paolo Gabriele.

Pope's former butler goes to prison

Oct 25, 2012

Today the Pope’s ex-butler was taken to prison for stealing his boss’ private documents and leaking them to the press... Read more

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi. File photo CNA.

Vatican reveals new leaks trial, report on butler's sentencing

Oct 23, 2012

In the latest chapter of the "Vatileaks" saga, officials announced today that the Vatican computer technician accused of helping steal... Read more

Pope Benedict's former butler Paolo Gabriele (R) sits at the start of the trial Sept. 29, 2012 at the Vatican.

Pope's ex-butler sentenced to 18 months in prison

Oct 6, 2012

Paolo Gabriele, the Pope’s former butler, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of stealing... Read more

Pope Benedict's former butler Paolo Gabriele (R), sits at the start of the trial Sept. 29, 2012 at the Vatican.

Trial reveals papal butler's interest in Masonry, Church scandals

Oct 3, 2012

The judges presiding over the trial of the Pope's former butler heard today that his apartment contained piles of documents... Read more

The Pope's butler Paolo Gabriele (R) sits in the courtroom of the Vatican tribunal, at the Vatican on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. L'Osservatore Romano/CNA.

Pope's butler pleads innocent in document theft

Oct 2, 2012

Despite his confession to Vatican police, papal butler Paolo Gabriele has said he is innocent of stealing Pope Benedict XVI’s... Read more

Paolo Gabriele (right) appears in the Vatican's court room on Sept. 29, 2012 facing charges of aggrevated theft. CNA/L'Osservatore Romano.

Mountain of evidence revealed as trial of Pope's butler begins

Sep 29, 2012

The trial of the Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler began this morning at the Vatican as the 46-year-old Paolo Gabriele... Read more


Vatileaks suspects receive Sept. 29 court date

Sep 17, 2012

The two men charged in the “Vatileaks” case will go to trial Sept. 29, according to a communique released Sept.... Read more

The Pope's butler Paolo Gabriele.

Pope's butler will stand trial for alleged document leaks

Aug 13, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI's personal assistant Paolo Gabriele has been charged with theft amid suspicion that he leaked confidential papal documents... Read more

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi.

Vatican denies speculation about Vatileaks suspects

Jul 23, 2012

The Vatican is denying newspaper claims that three officials close to Pope Benedict XVI were found complicit in the recent... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica as seen from the top of the colonade that surrounds the square.

'Vatileaks' committee to deliver findings to Pope next week

Jul 12, 2012

The special Commission of Cardinals established by Pope Benedict XVI to investigate the leak of confidential Vatican documents is on... Read more