[JURIST] A three-judge panel in Vatican City on Saturday sentenced the former butler of Pope Benedict XVI [official website] to eighteen months in prison for leaking confidential papal documents. Paolo Gabriele was convicted on charges of theft for stealing confidential papers from the Vatican [Al Jazeera report], photocopying them and passing them on to a journalist who wrote a book [Catholic News Agency backgrounder] alleging corruption and scandals at the Vatican. Presiding judge Giuseppe Dalla Torre originally sentenced Gabriele to...

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