Paolo Gabriele (right)
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Pope's ex-butler Paolo Gabriele appears in court

Pope Benedict XVI's former butler has entered no plea at the start of his trial in the Vatican on charges of aggravated theft.

Paolo Gabriele, 46, admitted earlier to leaking confidential documents to expose "evil and corruption".

The court threw out some of the more sensitive evidence gathered in the course of the investigation.

Saturday's session of the court dealt with procedural issues and the trial was adjourned until Tuesday.

Alan Johnston reports.

  • 29 Sep 2012