Pope Benedict XVI has denounced what he called the false media coverage of a leaks scandal that has rocked the Vatican.
The pontiff spoke out after the arrest of his butler,
who has been charged with aggravated theft, after several private papal documents were leaked to the press. Paolo Gabriele is being held within the Vatican by the city state’s police force.
“Accusations have multiplied and been amplified by some media that are totally unwarranted and which have gone well beyond the facts, offering an image of the Holy See which does not reflect reality,” said Pope Benedict.