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Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi embrace after leaving the final session of the so-called Vatileaks trial (Photo: CNS)

But Vatican judges acquitted an aide and said they did not have jurisdiction to try Italian journalists

Journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi leave Vatican City during the VatiLeaks trial (AP)

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Vaitleaks defendants at the beginning of the trial in November: from left, Gianluigi Nuzzi, Emiliano Fittipaldi, Francesca Chaouqui and Monsignor Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda (PA)

The prosecutors have requested Francesca Chaouqui serve three years and nine months in prison

Francesca Chaouqui, right, and her lawyer Laura Sgro' arrive at the Vatican for her trial (AP)

PR expert Francesca Chaouqui has given birth to a boy named Pietro as the trial into alleged leak of Vatican documents continues

Francesca Chaouqui pictured at the Vatican earlier this year (AP)

According to a police officer, Francesca Chaouqui told investigators she sent Vatican papers to Gianluigi Nuzzi

Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin will not be testifying on behalf of Francesca Chaouqui

The 'Vatileaks' trial in session ((L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

Nicola Maio said he was put under ‘psychological pressure’ while working on the commission set up to investigate Vatican finances

Francesca Chaouqui arrives at the Vatican for her trial (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Francesca Chaouqui also says she did not have a relationship with Mgr Vallejo Balda

Yemeni security forces gather outside the Missionaries of Charity home in Aden (AP)

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The journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi, a defendant in the trial, arrives at the Vatican yesterday (PA)

Mgr Lucio Vallejo Balda testified that a member of the Pope’s commission said she would ‘destroy’ him