Trial of 2nd 'Vatileaks' suspect will be November 5
Catholic World News - October 23, 2012
The trial of Claudio Sciarpelletti, the 2nd suspect in the “Vatileaks” scandal, will take place on November 5, the Vatican has announced.
Sciarpelletti, a computer expert who worked at the Vatican Secretariat of State, was indicted in August for allegedly aiding and abetting Paolo Gabriele in the theft of papal documents. Gabriele was convicted by a Vatican tribunal on October 6. The tribunal had ruled earlier that Sciarpelletti—who is evidently seen as a minor figure in the case–should be tried separately.
Sciarpelletti’s trial will follow the same format as that of Gariele, the Vatican announced. The trial will take place in the audience hall of the Vatican tribunal, before three judges. The proceedings will be open to the public, although seating will be strictly limited.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($15,000 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!