The Pope's former butler has been convicted of stealing the pontiff's private documents and leaking them to a journalist, and has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Judge Giuseppe Dalla Torre read the verdict aloud today, one hour after the three-judge panel began deliberating Paolo Gabriele's fate.
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