Last Updated: Jun 23, 2018

Ex-Vatican diplomat found guilty of child porn charges

Vatican City, Jun 23, 2018 / 07:20 am (EWTN News/CNA).- At the close of his civil trial in the Vatican, former Holy See diplomat Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella was found guilty of possessing and distributing child pornography and given a five-year prison sentence.

Filipino bishops hesitant about priests seeking gun permits

Manila, Philippines, Jun 23, 2018 / 07:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After three priests were murdered during the last six months, Philippine officials say they have received gun carry permit applications from nearly 250 religious workers, including 188 Catholic priests – but some of the country’s bishops have raised concerns about a priest carrying a weapon.

Pa. court indefinitely blocks release of clergy sex abuse report

Harrisburg, Pa., Jun 22, 2018 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The release of a Grand Jury report detailing cases of clerical sex abuse in six of the eight Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania has been blocked by the state’s Supreme Court for unspecified reasons.

During trial, former Vatican diplomat admits viewing child pornography

Vatican City, Jun 22, 2018 / 05:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- At the start of his Vatican City trial Friday, Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella, a former diplomat for the Holy See, admitted to charges of the possession and distribution of child pornography while working in the U.S.