Papal pardon ‘likely’ as butler sentenced

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THE Pope’s former butler is likely to be pardoned after a Vatican court sentenced him to 18 months’ jail for leaking confidential documents.

Father Federico Lombardi, a spokesman for the Pope, said yesterday it was “very likely” he would pardon Paolo Gabriele, a father of three – despite having implicitly described the leaks as the work of the devil.

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