Pope's butler convicted in papal leaks case, sentenced to 18 months in prison.


FILE -- In this photo taken Wednesday, May, 23, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by his private secretary Georg Gaenswein, top left, and his butler Paolo Gabiele arrives at St. Peter's square at the Vatican for a general audience. A verdict in the case of the pope's butler accused of leaking papal documents may help close one of the most damaging scandals of Pope Benedict XVI's papacy. But even after Paolo Gabriele's fate is decided by a Vatican tribunal Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 a core question will remain open: Did he really act alone in exposing the secrets of one of the most secretive institutions in the world? (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)