Former papal butler to be tried on police evidence

RTE News

The court trying Pope Benedict’s former butler on charges of aggravated theft has ruled that the results of a separate investigation carried out by cardinals will not be admitted as trial evidence.

The court rejected a defence request to include the cardinals’ inquiry on the first morning of Paolo Gabriele’s trial.

Mr Gabriele is charged with stealing and leaking sensitive papal documents alleging corruption in the Vatican.

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