Man in possession of secret Vatican documents arrested

Vatican police have arrested a man - reportedly the Pope's butler- on allegations of having leaked confidential documents and letters from the pontiff's private study to newspapers.

The Vatican have said that the man had been caught in possession of secret documents.

Last month, the Pope set up a special commission of cardinals to probe the leaks, which began in January.

Among documents leaked to Italy's press are some that have dealt with allegations of corruption within the Vatican.


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