September 15, 2017
By Christopher Lamb
The US government notified the Holy See of ‘a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images’ by a priest
The Vatican has announced a criminal investigation into a Holy See diplomat accused of accessing child pornography while stationed in Washington DC.
On 21 August the United States government notified the Holy See of “a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images” by a priest who was then recalled back to the Vatican.
In a statement the Holy See Press Office explained that the accused is a member of the Church’s diplomatic corps, a select group of priests who serve as envoys of the Pope and Holy See across the world.
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