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His desk was originally searched on May 24th just hours after the arrest of Gabriele. Sciarpelletti was then also arrested but only spent one night in prison after it became clear he had not played a large role in the release of the documents.

They are both to stand trial before three Vatican judges that are all laymen. A date has still not been set for the trials, but the Vatican spokesperson did say it would not be until after September 20th when the court returns from recess.