Trial Of Pope’s Ex-Butler To Shine Big Light On Tiny Vatican


The trial of Papal butler, Mr Paolo Gabriele for breach of trust begins on Saturday’ in the Vatican City, and the trial is expected to beam light on the tiny religious state headed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Gabriele is also charged for stealing and leaking the pontiff’s personal papers.

The Vatican has certainly seen more sensational trials in its long history, including the Inquisition ordered by the papal see for

Galileo to recant his theory that the earth revolves around the sun, and that which led to the burning of philosopher Giordano Bruno at the stake for heresy.

But even those cases, both in the 17th century, did not involve a breach of trust by a papal aide the issue at the core of this Saturday’s trial of papal butler Paolo Gabriele.

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