Vatican diplomat in United States recalled due to child-porn investigation

U.S. officials found evidence implicating a Vatican diplomat in a child-pornography case, leading the Vatican to recall the official to the Holy See.

The Vatican said in a news release Friday that the State Department contacted the Vatican’s Secretariat of State on Aug. 21 to report a possible crime involving child pornography, committed by a member of the diplomatic corps based in Washington.

In addition to being the seat of the Catholic church, the Vatican is also a sovereign nation located within the borders of Italy.

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