Vatican Embassy Priest Accused in Child Porn Investigation

As a result of a child porn investigation, the priest who worked in Washington, DC, has been brought back overseas to be charged.

That a child porn investigation should bring criminal charges against an important priest is interesting given Pope Francis’ own statements about sexual ethics. It is also interesting in the context of the #pizzagate theories that originated in the Wikileaks exposure of John Podesta’s emails. The media insists the entire thing was “fake news” from beginning to end.

The media could find out the identity of this priest and talk to his known associates and find out what places he frequented in DC and elsewhere if they wanted to do so. Do you think they will bother?

The Associated Press reports, “Vatican Recalls Priest at Washington Embassy Amid Child Porn Investigation.

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A high-ranking priest working in the Vatican’s embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation, Vatican and U.S. officials said Friday.

The Vatican declined to identify the priest, but said he was currently in Vatican City and that Vatican prosecutors had launched their own probe.

If the accusations pan out, the case would be a major embarrassment for the Vatican and Pope Francis, who has pledged “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse.

The diplomat would be the second from the Vatican’s diplomatic corps to face possible criminal charges for such crimes during Francis’ papacy.

Here’s a recent story involving the sentencing of a Pennsylvania priest (2 minutes in).

Unlike this Vatican embassy priest, this man didn’t have diplomatic immunity. Nor, presumably, was he vetted as carefully.

Read the entire AP News story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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