By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
VATICAN CITY July 15, 2012 (AP)

The father of Pope Benedict XVI’s imprisoned butler said in a letter published Sunday his son was honest and that he hopes the truth will emerge concerning the leaks of sensitive Vatican documents.

Andrea Gabriele’s comments marked the first by relatives of papal butler Paolo Gabriele, who was arrested May 23 after scores of documents from the papal apartments were found in his Vatican City home. He is accused of aggravated theft and remains the only suspect in the case of leaked Vatican documents, which exposed corruption, infighting and power struggles in the Catholic Church’s highest levels of governance.