Vatican arrests diplomat involved in Ontario child porn scandal

By Hamilton Spectator, April 7, 2018, The Hamilton Spectator

Windsor police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Monsignor Carlo Capella last September

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Saturday arrested a diplomat recalled from Washington last year amid investigations in Canada, the United States and the Vatican for possession of child pornography.

A Vatican statement said that Monsignor Carlo Capella was being held in gendarmerie barracks inside the Vatican, and that his arrest follows a Vatican investigation.

Police in Windsor, Ontario, said Capella allegedly uploaded child porn to a social networking site while visiting a place of worship from over the 2016 Christmas holiday. In the statement, Windsor police accused Capella of accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography.

Windsor police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Capella last September. They say they were alerted by the RCMP in February 2017 and launched an investigation, eventually getting  . . . 

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  • John Nesbella
    commented 2018-04-09 07:31:07 -0500
    I feel so bad for monsignor Capella being held under arrest in the deep dark dank prison of the Vatican. He must be suffering terribly. He’s an old guy now and has helped so many people- maybe we should just forget about it. After all he went to confession and is forgiven! What’s a few pictures of naked children compared to the importance of a Vatican diplomat. We can always get more children but never another monsignor capella!

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