In this photo released by the Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano, pope's butler Paolo Gabriele sits in the wood-trimmed courtroom of the Vatican tribunal, at the Vatican, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. The Vatican opened the public trial Saturday of the pope's butler for allegedly stealing and leaking papal correspondence to a journalist, the most embarrassing scandal of Pope Benedict XVI's papacy. Paolo Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three, faces up to four years in prison if he is convicted of aggravated theft in the worst security breach in the Vatican's recent history. He has already confessed, saying he acted to shed light on what he called "evil and corruption" in the church, and asked to be pardoned by the pope, something Vatican watchers say is a given if he is convicted. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

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In this photo released by the Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano, pope's butler Paolo Gabriele sits in the wood-trimmed courtroom of the Vatican tribunal, at the Vatican, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. The Vatican opened the public trial Saturday of the pope's butler for allegedly stealing and leaking papal correspondence to a journalist, the most embarrassing scandal of Pope Benedict XVI's papacy. Paolo Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three, faces up to four years in prison if he is convicted of aggravated theft in the worst security breach in the Vatican's recent history. He has already confessed, saying he acted to shed light on what he called "evil and corruption" in the church, and asked to be pardoned by the pope, something Vatican watchers say is a given if he is convicted. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
In this photo released by the Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano, pope's butler Paolo Gabriele sits in the wood-trimmed courtroom of the Vatican tribunal, at the Vatican, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. The Vatican opened the public trial Saturday of the pope's butler for allegedly stealing and leaking papal correspondence to a journalist, the most embarrassing scandal of Pope Benedict XVI's papacy. Paolo Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three, faces up to four years in prison if he is convicted of aggravated theft in the worst security breach in the Vatican's recent history. He has already confessed, saying he acted to shed light on what he called "evil and corruption" in the church, and asked to be pardoned by the pope, something Vatican watchers say is a given if he is convicted. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
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