Vatican City, Apr 7 (AP) The Vatican has announced the arrest of a diplomat accused in a US-Canada-Vatican investigation of child pornography.

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

Capella was recalled from the United States by the Vatican secretary of state last year after being caught up in a three-nation investigation into child porn.

Police in Windsor, Ontario said Capella allegedly uploaded child porn from a social networking site while visiting a place of worship from December 24-27, 2016.

The Vatican recalled Capella after the US State Department notified it on August 21 of a “possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images” by one of its diplomats in Washington.

(AP) UZM

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