Religion News Service | By Alessandro Speciale
Posted: 09/02/2012 9:04 am
In this Aug. 13, 2012 file photo Paolo Gabriele's lawyer Carlo Fusco is interviewed near St. Peter's square at the Vatican. Fusco's lawyer for the pope's ex-butler, who is facing trial for his role in the Vatican leaks scandal, has resigned. Attorney Carlo Fusco said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 he had quit as Paolo Gabriele's attorney over differences in defense strategy. It wasn't immediately clear if Gabriele's other lawyer, Cristiana Arru, was remaining on as counsel
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A lawyer for Pope Benedict XVI's former butler announced Thursday (Aug. 30) that he was resigning over differences in defense strategy with his client.
The former butler, Paolo Gabriele, will stand trial in autumn on charges of stealing the pontiff's private papers, in what the Vatican hopes will be the final act in the "Vatileaks" affair that has further damaged its image after the sexual abuse scandal.
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