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Vatican says it has caught person who leaked documents

Vatican says it has caught person who leaked documents

epa03235319 A photo taken 01 February 2012 shows Pope staff member Paolo Gabriele (L), walking behind Pope Benedict XVI (R) during a general audience at the Paolo VI Hall in Vatican City. Others are not identified. The Vatican said 25 May that its police is holding a suspect in connection with the 'illegal' possession of classified documents. A person was at the disposal of the Vatican magistrates for ulterior clarification, papal spokesman Father Federico Lombardi was quoted as saying by the ANSA news agency. Lombardi's announcement came a day after the board of the Holy See's bank, the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), unanimously voted to dismiss its president, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, in a decision reportedly linked to the leaking of Vatican documents. The identification of the person, who Lombardi did not name, but whom the Italian daily Il Foglio identified as a pontiff's domestic staff member named Paolo Gabriele, follows an investigation by the Vatican's Gendarmerie corps into the leaking of several documents, including confidential letters written to Pope Benedict XVI. EPA/CLAUDIO PERI
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