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Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi comments on the verdict (AP)

Vatican spokesman says Pope Benedict may pardon Paolo Gabriele

Bishop Egan also calls for extra emphasis on Eucharistic Adoration and a ‘systematic’ study of Catechism

Members of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart pray in their motherhouse chapel in Fushun, China (Photo: CNS)

Eighty priests and 80 nuns are taught about duty to China and the socialist value system

Benedict XVI waves outside the Sanctuary of the Holy House in Loreto (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI follows in footsteps of John XXIII 50 years ago by visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto

Dr Edward Norman, the historian and former Canon Chancellor of York Minister, is to become a Catholic

Paolo Gabriele, right, pictured during the trial (Photo: CNS)

Documents focused on vast range of topics including the Masons, yoga and the Vatican bank

Paolo Gabriele is seated on the right in a grey suit (Photo: CNS)

During trial Paolo Gabriele says he was innocent of theft but felt guilty for betraying the Holy Father

Archbishop Shevchuk (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop says Church needs courage to challenge society’s lack of ‘moral GPS’

The courtroom in which former papal butler Paolo Gabriele will stand trial (Photo: CNS)

Judge says the criminal trial, which begins at the Vatican tomorrow, is ‘extremely’ rare

Bishop Egan waves to his fellow bishops after the ordination Mass (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Philip Egan says people in Britain are ‘sorely in need of new hope’