Skip to comments.Pope visits jailed butler to grant pre-Christmas pardon
Posted on 12/22/2012 3:14:33 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
Pope Benedict made a surprise pre-Christmas visit to the jail holding his former butler on Saturday and pardoned him for stealing and leaking documents that alleged corruption in the Vatican.
The pope and Paolo Gabriele spent about 15 minutes together before Gabriele was freed and allowed to return to his wife and children in their Vatican apartment, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said.
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That was magnanimous of him. Still, is this butler going to be buttling in the Vatican again? That might not be the wisest thing.
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