Senior Vatican Priest Under Investigation For Child Pornography

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Senior Vatican priest arrested for possessing child pornography

A senior Vatican priest who works alongside Pope Francis is under investigation by police for possessing large amount of child pornography. 

The Vatican declined to identify the priest, but confirmed he was recalled from the Vatican’s embassy in Washington where he worked after U.S. prosecutors asked him to face trial in a child pornography investigation.

NBC News reports: If the accusations pan out, the case would be a major embarrassment for the Vatican and Pope Francis, who has pledged “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse.

The diplomat would be the second from the Vatican’s diplomatic corps to face possible criminal charges for such crimes during Francis’ papacy. Any trial in the Vatican would come as Francis’ own financial czar, Cardinal George Pell, is on trial in his native Australia for alleged historic sex abuse cases.

The State Department said it had asked the Vatican to lift the official’s diplomatic immunity on Aug. 21. It said that request was denied three days later. For the State Department to make such a request, its lawyers would have needed to be convinced that there was reasonable cause for criminal prosecution.

The circumstances that prompted prosecutors to make the request, however, weren’t clear. The Justice Department, which would have brought any charges, did not immediately comment.

In a statement, the Vatican said the U.S. State Department had notified the Vatican on Aug. 21 of a “possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images” by one of its diplomats in Washington.

The Vatican said recalling the priest was consistent with diplomatic practice of sovereign states. In declining to identify him, the Vatican said the case was subject to confidentiality while still under investigation. It said the Vatican had asked for information about the case from the U.S; it wasn’t clear if any had been provided.

The Vatican has recalled envoys before — including its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who was recalled in 2013 after being accused of sexually abusing young boys on the Caribbean island.


  1. When are they going to investigate the poop… and all his indiscretions … he is the lead kid fukka.. and deal with him… give him to the French to oil the guillotine … he is fucking evil evil evil……

  2. I want to see this sick piece of dog doo ,and tell him how my brother suffered because of one of his fathers of God ,and there are millions suffering at the hands of non human thugs .It must stop,please

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