An Italian monsignor, who was recalled from his services at apostolic nunciature in Washington last year, was arrested under the suspicion of watching, possessing and distributing child pornography on Saturday by the Vatican.
Vatican in a official statement said that the city-state’s prosecutor had issued an arrest warrant after monsignor Carlo Capella was found guilty for possessing and watching child pornography.
The statement said that Capella is being held under the authority of a set of 2013 Vatican criminal norms.
According to Vatican laws Carlos can be subjected to five years imprisonment and 50,000 euros.
The arrested monsignor was deployed at the embassy, in Washington since mid-2016. Carlos was called back after the U.S. notified the Holy See of his possible violation of laws relating to child pornography.
An arrest warrant was also issued by Canada on September 2017.
According to police in Windsor, Capella allegedly uploaded child porn from a social networking site while visiting a place of worship from December 24-27, 2016.