September 29, 2012. (Romereports.com) (-ONLY VIDEO-)
The trial of the Pope's former butler is expected to last for about a week.
On Saturday morning, at 9.30 a.m, the Pope's former butler walked into a Vatican courtroom where he faced charges for his alleged involvement in the Vatileaks case. Paolo Gabriele, who has been charged with aggravated theft, did not plead guilty or innocent
A total of four additional court sessions are expected in Gabriele's trial case. They are scheduled to resume on October 2nd end by October 6th
, to make way for the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization which begins on October 7th.
His alleged accomplice, Claudio Sciarpelletti, did not attend the hearing, but his lawyer entered a 'innocent' plea on his behalf. Sciarpelletti faces charges of 'aiding and abetting'
the release of confidential Vatican documents. His trial will be held separately from that of Gabriele.