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Opening Session of Former Pope Benedict XVI's Butler Paolo Gabriele
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - SEPTEMBER 29: Former Pope Benedict XVI's butler Paolo Gabriele (R) attends the opening session of his trial at the Vatican Courthouse on September 29, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Paolo Gabriele is accused of passing private documents from Benedict XVI to journalists. (Photo by L'Osservatore Romano Vatican Pool via Getty Images)

Pope's butler scandal

October 4, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI's onetime butler declared Oct. 2 he was innocent of a charge of aggravated theft of the pope's private correspondence, but acknowledged he photocopied the papers and said he feels guilty that he betrayed the trust of the pontiff he loves like a father.