| 15.8°C Dublin

Vatileaks butler moved to cell in police station

THE Vatican has moved Pope Benedict's former butler from house arrest to a cell in the city-state's police station and indicated he would not be getting a papal pardon anytime soon.

In a detailed statement that attacked Paolo Gabriele for violating papal trust, the Vatican insisted he acted alone in what it called a personal "criminal plan" that resulted in the biggest breach of Vatican security in recent history.

Gabriele was arrested in May for stealing and leaking documents from the Pope's office.

Irish Independent