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Vatican recalls diplomat from US on child pornography probe

AFP  |  Vatican City 

The has recalled one of its diplomats from and opened an investigation into allegations that he viewed images of child pornography, the Holy See's press service said today.

The said US authorities had informed it on August 21, via diplomatic channels, "of a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images by a member of the diplomatic corps of the Holy See accredited to

"The Holy See, following the practice of sovereign states, recalled the priest in question, who is currently in City," a statement read.

The Vatican, which did not name the "priest" in question, added a judicial investigation was under way and that efforts had been made through "international collaboration to obtain elements relative to the case."

Given the investigation remained at a preliminary stage, the case was subject to confidentiality, the Vatican said.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 00:57 IST