Pope’s butler charged with stealing private papers

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(RNS) Pope Benedict XVI's butler will stand trial for stealing the pope's private papers and leaking them to the press. According to an indictment sentence by a Vatican judge, Paolo Gabriele said he acted feeling like an agent of the Holy Spirit. By Alessandro Speciale.

  • gilcan

    If the Vatican, as has been the case ever since Constantine took over Christianity at the Council of Nicaea in 325, did not practice such massive secrecy to guard against massive scandals like the sex abuse of young kids, it wouldn’t be necessary to continue inquisitions into efforts by the Holy Spirit to protect this sin/crime-ridden organization. After all, this is the second money scandal since the time of Paul VI. Better check to see if anyone is hanging from the bridges over the River Thames in London. Wonder who wrote that massive check to Benedict. Pius XII used to receive them all the time, and Cardinal Francis Spellman of the U.S. and of ill repute was his frequent conduit. Between this and Benedict’s Prada red shoes and his super-expensive Italian reading glasses, one would think the Catholic Church was an absolute monarchy. 🙂

  • Archie Green

    Walls have ears. Secrets are always revealed. It’s not surprising to me since Vatican II.
    Wanted back: Truly Holy Roman Catholic Church Hierarchy.