Skip to comments.Pope Benedict Pardons Former Butler Paolo Gabriele
Posted on 12/22/2012 8:48:57 AM PST by marshmallow
Pope Benedict XVI has pardoned his former butler, Paolo Gabriele, who is serving an 18-month jail sentence for stealing confidential papers.
The Pope visited Gabriele in prison to personally inform him of the decision, the Vatican said in a statement.
In October the former butler was found guilty of stealing and copying the Pope's documents and leaking them to an Italian journalist.
Gabriele said he acted out of love for the Church.
"This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI visited Paolo Gabriele in prison in order to confirm his forgiveness and to inform him personally of his acceptance of Mr Gabriele's request for pardon," the Vatican statement said.
Following Gabriele's conviction by a Vatican court, officials said he was likely to be pardoned by the pontiff.
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Who did they say did it?
The butler admitted to doing it...
Wycliffe, Luther and Calvin still waiting for their pardon. but hey it’s only been like 500 years.
Did I miss the part where they asked for pardons?
We can’t let truth get in the way of Catholic bashing...
All is forgiven.
All y'all come on back to Rome Sweet Home!
And... no snarkin' now...
Merry Christmas! (Drinks are on Papa Benedetto!)
Oops. I meant “Per omnia saecula saeculorum.”
QWERTY ergo typo.
Was it in the library?
Yes. With a candlestick.
The butler did it in the conservatory with a revolver... with help of Colonel Mustard...