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Pope's butler arrested after leaked church documents revealed allegations of corruption and power struggles with Vatican bank

Pope's butler arrested after leaked church documents revealed allegations of corruption and power struggles with Vatican bank

Posted by Charleston Voice, 05.26.12

Documents also show how contracts were awarded to favoured people

Paolo Gabriele has been at the Pope's side for six years

Furious Pope appointed senior cardinals to investigate the leaks

By Nick Pisa
PUBLISHED: 13:31 EST, 25 May 2012 | UPDATED: 22:52 EST, 25 May 2012

Vatican police have arrested Pope Benedict XVI's personal butler following an investigation into the leaking of sensitive church documents, it emerged today.

In a scenes worthy of a Dan Brown thriller, the butler identified as Paolo Gabriele, 46, was held by gendarmes after a special commission of three top senior cardinals had been appointed by a furious Pope Benedict to identify the source of the leaks which have caused severe embarrassment.

Gabriele, who has been at the Pope's side for six years, is one of the German born pontiff's closest members of his inner circle which totals just four lay people and four nuns and he is always at his side - he is so close that he and the nuns who look after him are described as the 'pontiff's family'.

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Kinda ironic the butler is

Kinda ironic the butler is closer to god than the pope himself.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Reuters News reader comment about why this is shocking.

Regarding: Trial of pope's butler starts with setback for defense http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/29/us-pope-butler-idU... (insightful comments such as this are oft removed by Reuters w/o comment)

... Communist agents are still in control there [Russia] too.

What this means is that the “collapse” of the USSR in late 1991 was a strategic ruse, as predicted by KGB defector Major Anatoliy Golitsyn (Golitsyn actually correctly predicted that East Bloc nations/USSR would first “liberalize” before they “collapsed”) , the only Soviet-era defector to still be under protective custody in the West, proving (1) the collapses of the USSR/East Bloc were strategic ruses; and (2) that all other Soviet-era defectors who followed Golitsyn were still loyal to their respective Communist intelligence agencies, since all of them provided incorrect intelligence on the future of the USSR/East Bloc.

Beginning to get the wider picture now?

Now you know why the Russian electorate in 1992 failed to create a de-Communization program in order to ferret out Communist agents still in power? If the “collapse” of the USSR had been real, such a de-Communization program would have been immediately implemented.

The above also explains why the Russian electorate are only electing Soviet-era Communist Party members for President/Prime Minister. If the “collapse” of the USSR had been real, the Russian electorate would never have elected such Quislings back into power.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Front Page @ Reuters News. Middle column.

Trial of pope's butler starts with setback for defense

Reuters "Top News" Sep 29, 2012

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict's butler, accused of using his access to the pope to steal papers that he thought would expose Vatican corruption, suffered a blow on Saturday's first day of his trial when judges refused to admit evidence from the Church's own investigation http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/29/us-pope-butler-idU...

For whom doth the bell toll? - Ernest Hemingway

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul