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Papal pardon expected for butler after conviction

Published 10/07/2012, The Jamestown Sun

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A painful and damaging chapter in Pope Benedict XVI's papacy closed Saturday with the conviction of his former butler on charges he stole the pontiff's private letters and leaked them to a journalist. But questions remain as to whether anyone else was involved in the plot, and when the pope will pardon his once-trusted aide.

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