Apr 7, 2018

Vatican arrests monsignor who was recalled over possible child porn

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A police car is parked at St Peter's square. Photo: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images

The Vatican arrested a former diplomat at the Vatican's U.S. embassy on Saturday, after he was recalled from the U.S. last year following the State Department saying "he may have violated child pornography laws," Reuters reports.

The details: The Vatican didn't specify the charges Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella was arrested on, but this adds to numerous of sex abuse scandals from the Catholic Church. If Capella is indicted, he will stand trial in the Vatican, per Reuters. When the State Department notified the Holy See of the possible violation last year, the Vatican "refused" to waive his diplomatic immunity and allow him to be prosecuted in the U.S.

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