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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-05-30

Leaks reveal 'corruption and power struggles' inside the Vatican

It's been called the "Vatileaks" affair. Leaked documents, stolen straight from the top of the Vatican hierarchy and given to the media, have exposed alleged corruption, power struggles and nepotism at the heart of the Roman Catholic Church. The Pope's own butler, Paolo Gabriele, was arrested in connection with the scandal last week. But the Italian press is far from convinced that he's the only man involved.

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS , Kate WILLIAMS

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