Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella allegedly “possessed and exchanged a big amount of kid pornography,” in keeping with a Vatican assertion.
Capella is ready to face a trial on the Vatican beginning June 22.
Below Vatican regulation, up to date by Pope Francis in 2013, possession of kid pornography carries a most sentence of 12 years in jail.
Capella was recalled from his place on the Vatican Embassy in Washington in August after the US State Division notified the Vatican of “attainable violation of legal guidelines referring to youngster pornography photos.”
Capella has been in custody on the Vatican since April.
The kid pornography case comes because the Catholic Church continues to grapple with youngster intercourse abuse allegations towards clergymen and accusations that higher-ups have tried to hide such crimes.
Pope Francis has mentioned the church must be ashamed of its remedy of victims and should transfer previous the historic tradition of abuse and secrecy.