Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018

Butler suggested he would be made 'scapegoat' in VatiLeaks


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(ANSA) - Vatican City, August 13 - Pope Benedict XVI's
butler Paolo Gabriele hinted long before his indictment that he
would be used as a scapegoat in the Vatican leaks case, a court
prosecutors' report said Monday.
"A scapegoat has been found," the pope's personal
secretary, Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, quoted Gabriele as saying
two days after he was arrested for the illegal possession of
secret Church documents.
Gabriele's lawyer has said he acted alone, but Vatican
experts and the media have speculated that the butler is a pawn
of a power struggle between cardinals, with many suggesting
Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, the pope's
right-hand man, is the intended target.
In the case report, Gaenswein added that Gabriele said his
conscience was "clean".
The Vatican on Monday announced that Gabriele would be sent
to trial for aggravated theft after he was found to possess the
illegally obtained Church documents.
Gabriele's arrest on May 25 rocked the Catholic world after
months of sensitive Church correspondences surfacing in the
Italian media.
The Church on Monday announced that Claudio Sciarpelletti,
an IT expert who worked at the Holy See, was also indicted for
aiding and abetting.

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