July 27, 2012. (Romereports.com)
investigation is in its final stretch. Soon, it will be known if the Pope's butler, Paolo Gabriele will go to trial for having confidential Vatican documents.
The commission in charge of investigating the leaks is made up of three cardinals:
Herranz, De Giorgi and Tomko. On Thursday, they met with Benedict XVI to update the Pope on their findings.
Judge Piero Antonio Bonnet and prosecutor Nicola Picardi were also present.
Also there was Angelo Becciu, who is the third in command at the Secretariat of State. The Pope's personal secretary, Georg Gänswein, was also there as well as Domenico Gianni, the Commander of the Vatican's Police force. The meeting also included Greg Burke, the Vatican's communications consultant. The Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone was on vacation in Northern Italy, so he did not attend.
The Pope has now asked the Vatican's Magistrate to continue working on the case meticulously. In about ten days, the Magistrate judge will announce whether the Pope's butler will face a trial or not.