Lawyer for Pope's butler quits31 August 2012
A lawyer representing Pope Benedict XVI's butler, Paolo Gabriele, has quit, just weeks before his client was to stand trial for stealing confidential papal papers.
Carlo Fusco resigned from the "Vatileaks" case citing differences of opinion over the defence strategy, the Associated Press reported.
It was not immediately clear if Gabriele's other lawyer, Cristiana Arru, would remain on the case.
A Vatican judge earlier this month ordered Mr Gabriele to stand trial for allegedly stealing documents from Pope Benedict XVI's private apartment. The documents formed the basis of Italian news articles and a book exposing power struggles and purported corruption at the highest levels of the Catholic Church's governance.
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