Vatican recalls Washington diplomat amid child pornography investigation

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 15, 2017 8:29 AM

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican on Friday said it has recalled one of its diplomats from Washington after the U.S. State Department said the priest may have violated child pornography laws, a statement said.

Prosecutors in the Vatican have opened an investigation into the case, and the priest has already returned from the United States and is staying in Vatican City, the statement said.

(Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Angus MacSwan)