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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pope's butler finally released but still under house arrest

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kathweb Nachrichten .:. Katholische Presseagentur Österreich

The papal chamberlain arrested for stealing Papal secret documents, Paolo Gabriele has been released on Saturday evening from his detention cell at the Vatican, and placed under house arrest in his Vatican apartment. After a final questioninh, the Vatican judge Piero Antonio Bonnet released the accused into a "provisional" Freedom, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said on Saturday, to journalists in Rome. In the next few days, the Vatican court is to decide whether to officially initiate proceedings or to strike the case down.

Paolo Gabriele had acted out of personal, inner motives, to help the Pope, his defence council. Carlo Fusco told reporters. He never received any money or other benefits, and acted alone. Fusco dismissed speculation about a conspiracy or a network within the Vatican,to which Gabrielle belonged.
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