While Pope Benedict XVI is said to be pained by the leak scandal plaguing the Vatican right now, a spokesman for the Holy See said the pope isn't concerned or afraid about the results of an ongoing to probe to get to the bottom of what happened. Benedict, according to the spokesman, is encouraging investigators to widen the investigation and get to the truth about what happened. The Vatileaks scandal—as the Italian press has dubbed it—has been hanging over the Vatican for months since an Italian journalist obtained letters from a former Vatican administrator and published them. Paolo Gabriele, the pope's butler, was detained for questioning and has pledged full cooperation.
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