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Pope's check for 100,000 euros found in Gabriele's home

Gifts of gold nugget, copy of Aeneid from 1581 also seized

Pope's check for 100,000 euros found in Gabriele's home

(see related) (ANSA) - Vatican City, August 13 - The Vatican on Monday said that investigators found a check for 100,000 euros made out to Pope Benedict XVI, a gold nugget and a 1581 edition of the Aeneid in a house search of the pope's butler Paolo Gabriele. The items were all gifts to the pope, the Vatican said. It was not made known how or why Gabriele came into possession of the items. Vatican Spokesman Federico Lombardi said it was unlikely they were taken for money. "I haven't heard anyone, not even the judges, speak of an economic motive," he said. Gabriele, who it was announced Monday is being indicted for aggravated theft, was arrested in May after he was found in possession of secret Vatican documents. The seized items announced Monday are part of an investigation spanning over two months into the case of leaked documents dubbed VatiLeaks by the Italian press. The investigation is still ongoing.

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