A second man has been convicted in connection with the unauthorised release of sensitive papal documents.
Computer expert Claudio Sciarpelletti has received a two month suspended sentence for obstruction of justice for changing his story to authorities during the scandal dubbed ‘Vatileaks’.
The Pope’s former butler Paolo Gabriele is serving 18 months behind bars for stealing the documents and leaking them to the press – but he may be pardoned by the Pontiff.
“The Pope has the power of grace. In accordance with his feelings he will make a decision that we, his fellow partners, will respect totally. So, let’s wait for that decision,” said Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.
Police found in Gabriele’s apartment more than 1,000 secret documents, both photocopies and originals. They included letters alleging fraud.
The former butler claimed he wanted to help the Pope by exposing corruption within the Vatican.
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