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Father of Pope's accused valet says son sought to expose corruption

July 16, 2012

The father of Paolo Gabriele, the only accused suspect in the “Vatileaks” scandal, insists that his son is innocent of wrongdoing, and wished only to expose corruption within the Vatican.

Andrea Gabriele—whose son Paolo Gabriele, the Pope’s valet, was arrested in May for possession of stolen papal documents—said that his son is “paying the price firsthand” for his determination to bring to light the problems within the Vatican bureaucracy. The accused man’s father said that he hopes his son will be vindicated when the full truth of the matter emerges.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jul. 17, 2012 5:08 PM ET USA

    Somehow, this smacks of Bradley Manning, who expressed his grudge over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by betraying his oath to his country.