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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:08 AM

Pope’s Butler Sentenced to 18 Months for Stealing Documents

Source: Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — The pope’s butler was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Saturday after being convicted of stealing the pope’s private documents and leaking them to a journalist.

Judge Giuseppe Dalla Torre read the verdict Saturday two hours after the three-judge panel began deliberating the fate of the butler, Paolo Gabriele. The judge said the sentence was reduced to 18 months from three years because of mitigating circumstances, including that Mr. Gabriele had no previous record.

In his final appeal to the court, Mr. Gabriele said he leaked the pope’s private correspondence to a journalist out of a “visceral love” for the church and the pope.

In the courtroom was Mr. Gabriele’s father. It was the first time a family member has attended his weeklong trial.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/world/europe/butler-gets-18-months-for-stealing-popes-documents.html

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valerief Oct 2012 #1
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toby jo Oct 2012 #3
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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:50 AM

1. Ugh. Haven't we heard enough about the visceral love of/by the Roman Catholic clergy? nt

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:30 AM

2. The butler did it?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:31 AM

3. This'd be the same pope who excommunicated a nun because she let

a woman get a life-saving abortion at a catholic hospital last year? He much preferred the let's watch her die outcome.

I guess when you've inherited a 1500 year long reign of torturing and killing folks who you don't see eye to eye with
you get a pass.

It's an offense to humanity that he's even allowed on the world's stage.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:37 AM

4. "Well that takes care of that." - Pope Ratzinger (R)

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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:58 AM

5. Thank goodness he didn't do something really terrible

If he had, he might have been subtly reassigned to a new diocese and had his record quietly sealed from public view.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:22 AM

6. See? This is exactly why I wouldn't have a butler!

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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:45 AM

7. When do the pope types and the perverts go to jail?

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