Vatican arrests priest under investigation for possession of child porn

Vatican arrests priest under investigation for possession of child porn

Vatican arrests priest under investigation for possession of child porn

Carlos was called back after the US notified the Holy See of his possible violation of laws relating to child pornography.

The statement said that Capella is being held under the authority of a set of 2013 Vatican criminal norms. Carlo Alberto Capella, a Vatican diplomat, after a warrant was issued by the Holy Sea's chief magistrate at the end of the US-Canada-Vatican investigation for violating child pornography laws.

Another Vatican diplomat from Poland, Josef Wesolowski, was accused of paying teenage boys for sex while serving as ambassador to the Dominican Republic, but died in 2015 before the start of his trial.

The Vatican said on Saturday its police had arrested a monsignor who once worked as a diplomat at its U.S. embassy and was recalled past year after the U.S. State Department said he may have violated child pornography laws.

Schiska is charged with three counts of distributing, promoting, or financing the distribution of child sexually abusive activity or material, each a seven-year felony; four counts of possessing, seeking or accessing child sexually abusive material, each a four-year felony; and seven counts of using a computer to commit a crime. "As a result of the child pornography recovered at his home, Joshua Janecka was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with five counts of possession of child pornography and one count of promotion of child pornography". Investigators with Harris County Constable Mark Herman's Office got a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about someone in the Humble, Texas area believed to be in possession of child pornography. He was ordained as a priest in 1993 in Milan, Italy. After studying at the Vatican diplomatic academy in Rome, he entered the Vatican diplomatic service in 2004.

A state department official told the Washington Post that the USA government had asked for Monsignor Capella's diplomatic immunity be waived so he could be prosecuted in the U.S., but the request was refused.

Pic: The Apostolic Palace in Rome, site of the administration of the Holy See.

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