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    Vatican Confirms Pope’s Butler Arrested

    Andrew Medichini / AP (FILE)

    Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI’s butler, was arrested this week after leaking personal letters and confidential documents to an Italian journalist, the Vatican confirmed on Saturday. The information was published in a top-selling book called Sua Santita (or His Holiness). Gabriele is one of the only Vatican staffers with access to the pope’s desk and was found in possession of the documents on Saturday. The documents reportedly showed widespread corruption and cronyism inside the church. The pope is reportedly “saddened and shocked” by the arrest.

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