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Valet in 'Vatileaks' scandal asks Pope's forgiveness

Catholic World News - July 24, 2012

Paolo Gabriele, the papal valet who was arrested in May for possession of confidential papal documents, has written to Pope Benedict XVI asking for forgiveness.

Gabriele, who was released to house arrest this week after 60 days in confinement, wrote to say that he recognizes and regrets his offense. The valet says that in taking papal documents he was acting alone. His letter was presented to Pope Benedict and to the commission of cardinals investigating the “Vatileaks” scandal.

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  • Posted by: happyseaotter8027 - Jul. 24, 2012 11:46 PM ET USA

    I can't help but wonder if this request for forgiveness is really an attempt to protect Vatican officials who were involved in this affair. I just don't trust a person who has stolen documents. Did he really act alone?

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