Pope's former butler charged
THE former butler to Pope Benedict XVI, Paolo Gabriele, has been
charged with aggravated theft, including stealing a cheque for
€100,000 (£78,000). A magistrate ruled on Monday that Mr Gabriele
should stand trial for stealing confidential papers, which were
leaked to the media. Mr Gabriele was reported as saying that he had
leaked the documents because of "evil and corruption everywhere in
the [RC] Church".
Billy Graham released from hospital
DR BILLY GRAHAM, the American evangelist, was released from
hospital on Tuesday, after suffering from bronchitis. He had been
in hospital for two days. The pulmonologist who treated Dr Graham,
Dr Daniel Fertel, said: "Despite his illness, he remains remarkably
healthy for a 93-year-old man." The "My Hope with Billy Graham"
evangelistic outreach will take place in November next year.