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Vatican Promoter of Justice issues arrest warrant for Msgr Capella

On Saturday morning at the request of the Vatican Promoter of Justice, the investigating Magistrate of the Vatican City State Tribunal, an arrest warrant was issued for Msgr Carlo Alberto Capella.

According to a statement from the Vatican Press Office, the former Vatican Diplomat is now being held in a cell in the barracks of the Gendarmerie in the Vatican.

This arrest comes at the end of an investigation on the part of the Vatican’s Promoter of Justice. The investigation in the Vatican was opened in the fall of 2017 after Canadian police accused Msgr Capella of possession and distribution of child pornography allegedly downloaded while he was in Canada. At the time, the accused was a functionary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC.

07 April 2018, 17:31