Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler, has died at 54 after a long illness. He leaves his wife and three children, reported Vatican Radio.

“After many years of service to the Holy See and having been a member of the Papal Family, in 2012 he was the protagonist of the first Vatileaks, the disappearance of confidential documents published in a book,” pointed out Vatican Radio.

“He was declared guilty by the Court of Vatican City State and was given the pardon and grace of the Pope Emeritus on December 22 of that year. Later he served in the Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital in Rome, “ it explained.

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