ROME, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The Vatican said on Monday that a report into papal documents leaked by Pope Benedict's butler in the so-called "Vatileaks scandal" last year will remain confidential and only be shown to the next pontiff.

"The Holy Father has decided that the facts of this investigation, the contents of which are known only to Himself, will be made available exclusively to the new Pontiff," the Vatican said in a statement.

Some Italian media had called for the report to be made public ahead of the conclave that will choose the next pope. (Reporting by Philip Pullella)

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  • Benedict XVI

    April 19, 2005 – Feb. 28, 2013 (projected) Photo: Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful at the end of the Ash Wednesday mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a solemn period of 40 days of prayer and self-denial leading up to Easter. Pope Benedict XVI told thousands of faithful Wednesday that he was resigning for "the good of the church", an extraordinary scene of a pope explaining himself to his flock that unfolded in his first appearance since dropping the bombshell announcement. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • John Paul II

    Oct. 16, 1978 – April 2, 2005 Photo: In this Oct. 22, 1978 file photo, Pope John Paul II places his hands on the shoulders of West German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, archbishop of Munich and Freising, during the solemn inauguration of his ministry as universal Pastor of the Church in Vatican City. Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI, announced Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 that he will resign on Feb. 28. The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals. (AP Photo)

  • John Paul I

    Aug. 26, 1978 – Sept. 28, 1978

  • Paul VI

    June 21, 1963 – Aug. 6, 1978

  • John XXIII

    Oct. 28, 1958 – June 3, 1963

  • Pius XII

    March 2, 1939 – Oct. 9, 1958

  • Pius XI

    Feb. 6, 1922 – Feb. 10, 1939

  • Benedict XV

    Sept. 3, 1914 – Jan. 22, 1922

  • Pius X

    Aug. 4, 1903 – Aug. 20, 1914

  • Leo XIII

    Feb. 20, 1878 – July 20, 1903

  • Pius IX

    June 16, 1846 – Feb. 7, 1878

  • Gregory XVI

    Feb. 2, 1831 – June 1, 1846

  • Pius VIII

    March 31, 1829 – Dec. 1, 1830

  • Leo XII

    Sept. 28, 1823 – Feb. 10, 1829

  • Pius VII

    March 14, 1800 – Aug. 20, 1823

  • Pius VI

    Feb. 15, 1775 – Aug. 29, 1799

  • Clemens XIV

    May 19, 1769 – Sept. 22, 1774

  • Clement XIII

    July 6, 1758 – Feb. 2, 1769

  • Benoit XIV

    Aug. 17, 1740 – May 3, 1758

  • Clement XII

    July 12, 1730 – Feb. 6, 1740

  • Benedict XIII

    May 29, 1724 – Feb. 21, 1730

  • Innocent XIII

    May 8, 1721 – March 7, 1724

  • Clement XI

    Nov. 23, 1700 – March 19, 1721

  • Innocent XII

    July 12, 1691 – Sept. 27,1700

  • Alexander VIII

    Oct. 6, 1689 – Feb. 1, 1691

  • Innocent XI

    Sept. 21, 1676 – Aug. 11/12, 1689

  • Clement X

    April 29, 1670 – July 22, 1676

  • Clement IX

    June 20, 1667 – Dec. 9, 1669

  • Alexander VII

    April 7, 1655 – May 22, 1667

  • Innocent X

    Sept. 15, 1644 – Jan. 7 1655

  • Urban VIII

    Aug. 6,1623 – July 29, 1644

  • Gregory XV

    Feb. 9, 1621 – July 8, 1623

  • Paul V

    May 16, 1605 – Jan. 28, 1621

  • Leo XI

    April 1, 1605 – April 27, 1605

  • Clement VIII

    Jan. 30, 1592 – March 3, 1605

  • Innocent IX

    Oct. 29, 1591 – Dec. 30, 1591

  • Gregory XIV

    Dec. 5, 1590 – Oct. 15/16, 1591

  • Urban VII

    Sept. 15, 1590 – Sept. 27, 1590

  • Sixtus V

    April 24, 1585 – Aug. 27, 1590

  • Gregory XIII

    May 13, 1572 – April 10, 1585

  • Pius V

    Jan. 7, 1566 – May 1, 1572

  • Pius IV

    Dec. 25, 1559 – Dec. 9, 1565

  • Paul IV

    May 23, 1555 – Aug. 18, 1559

  • Marcellus II

    April 9, 1555 – April 30/May 1, 1555

  • Julius III

    Feb. 7, 1550 – March 29, 1555

  • Paul III

    Oct. 13, 1534 – Nov. 10, 1549

  • Clement VII

    Nov. 26, 1523 – Sept. 25, 1534

  • Adrian VI

    Jan. 9, 1522 – Sept. 14,1523

  • Leo X

    March 9, 1513 – Dec. 1, 1521

  • Julius II

    Oct. 31, 1503 – Feb. 21, 1513

  • Pius III

    Sept. 22, 1503 – Oct. 18, 1503