Pope’s Butler Is Moved to House Arrest Pending Trial Decision

Pope Benedict XVI’s butler was released from custody and placed under house arrest pending a decision on whether he will stand trial for leaking confidential documents to an Italian journalist.

Paolo Gabriele, “will reside at home with his family” Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said in a e-mailed statement late yesterday. Gabriele had been held since May 25 on suspicion of “aggravated theft.”

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