The butler did it: Pope Benedict's butler accused of leaking documents, giving us perfect kicker headline.

shortformblog:

Some of the documents that the butler, Paolo Gabriele, is suspected of leaking claim cronyism and corruption in Vatican contracts, in a scandal that has come to be known as VatiLeaks. A Vatican statement referred to Mr. Gabriele, 46, who until his arrest on Wednesday night had been serving the pope meals and helping him dress, as “the defendant.”

It said that a preliminary inquiry had become a formal investigation, meaning that Mr. Gabriele had been formally charged, and that he had chosen two lawyers to defend him.

Phrases we will not use to discuss this story from here on out: “VatiLeaks.” We prefer “ButlerGate.”

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    FUUUUUUUCK YOU VATICAN YOU’RE GOING DOWN.
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  8. upsidedownspirit said: VatiLeaks sounds even nastier if you know that “Vati” is the German colloquial form of father.
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    cronyism and corruption in Vatican contracts Is this even a surprise anymore? The Catholic Church hasn’t exactly had...
  12. honingpoes said: this was my _exact_ comment, all “ew is using wikileaks a thing now”. how stupid does vatileaks sound? except i couldn’t come up with a funny gate one ;;
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