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The Pope's Butler Is Going To Hell
Thou shalt not steal, especially from the pope. The pope's butler, Paolo Gabriele, and a fellow lay employee will stand trial for allegedly stealing documents from Pope Benedict XVI's apartment. The charge carries one to six years in jail, not to mention however the Big Man decides to settle the score in the afterlife.
According to the Associated Press, the trial might represent the tip of a larger Vatican scandal:
"The Vatican has been on the defensive ever since documents alleging corruption and exposing power struggles began appearing in the Italian media — in print and on TV — in January. In May, a book by an Italian journalist was published containing dozens of documents from the pope's desk, including letters written to Benedict."
The pope's butler serves the pope meals, helps him get dressed and attends morning mass with the pope. Among the items found in the pope's butler's quarters was a check for $123,000 from a Catholic university and a rare, 16th-century edition of Virgil's Aeneid, whose protagonist fled Troy after the Greeks snuck into the city via the famed Trojan Horse.
So, maybe the pope's butler was using it to get ideas.