Insight: Papal butler’s journey from trusted servant to accused Judas

May 31, 2012

(The Pope's butler, Paolo Gabriele (bottom L) arrives with Pope Benedict XVI (R) at St. Peter's Square in Vatican, in this file photo taken May 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/)

Vatican says “Vatileaks” scandal is a brutal personal attack on Pope Benedict

May 29, 2012

(Pope Benedict XVI conducts the holy mass of Pentecost Sunday in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 27, 2012. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini )

Scandal-hit Catholic order head admits covering up priest’s lovechild

May 22, 2012

(Pope John Paul II (R) blesses Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, during a special audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican November 30, 2004. REUTERS/Tony Gentile )

Catholic order knew for months about scandal of popular priest’s child: Vatican official

May 16, 2012

(Pope John Paul II blesses Father Marcial Maciel during a special audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican. Pope John Paul II blesses Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legion of Christ, during a special audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican November 30, 2004. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Vatican says efforts to heal rift with SSPX traditionalists are “encouraging”

April 18, 2012

(A traditionalist priest prays during an SSPX ordination ceremony in Econe, southwest Switzerland June 29, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

Pope Benedict, 85, says he’s in last stretch of life but God helps him go on

April 16, 2012

(Children dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes dance for Pope Benedict XVI during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia/Pool)

Pope Benedict marks milestones this week amid signs of frailty and succession talk

April 16, 2012

(Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of the Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile )

Pope Benedict reaffirms ban on women priests, assails Austrian “call to disobedience”

April 6, 2012

(Pope Benedict XVI looks on as he leads the Chrismal mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 5, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi )

Pope Benedict slams U.S. embargo on Cuba, meets Fidel Castro

March 29, 2012

(Pope Benedict XVI meets former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana March 28, 2012. REUTERS/Alex Castro )

What does a pope do? Fidel Castro asks Pope Benedict

March 29, 2012

(Pope Benedict XVI meets former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana March 28, 2012. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)