September 26, 2012. (Romereports.com)
This courtroom is located inside the Vatican. For the most part, it has only been used to mark the beginning and end of the judicial year.
This is where three lay judges will hear the statements of the Pope's butler and his alleged accomplice.
This is also where witnesses will give their testimonies. More than likely they will include the Pope's secretary, members of the Pope's domestic service team
and others whose identities are still unknown because of a gag order.
The pope's butler, Paolo Gabriele, is charged with 'aggravated robbery' for his role in the Vatileaks case.
If found guilty he could face up to six years in prison.
His alleged accomplice, Claudio Sciarpelletti, who worked as a computer programmer in the Vatican's Secretariat of State, is accused of playing a role. The hearing will begin at 9.30 a.m. and end at 12.30 p.m.
Eight journalists will be allowed inside, but no photographs, video or recording devices of any kind, will be allowed.