Canada Issues Arrest Warrant For Recalled US Vatican Envoy Over Alleged Child Porn Possession/Distribution

Catholic News Service reports:

An arrest warrant has been issued in Canada for Monsignor Carlo Capella, the Vatican diplomat recalled from service in Washington in late August, who already was the subject of a Vatican criminal investigation involving child pornography.

Police in Windsor, Ontario, issued a statement Sept. 28 saying, “A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Carlo Capella, a 50-year-old male, for the charges of: access(ing) child pornography, possess(ing) child pornography and distribut(ing) child pornography.

“Investigators believe that the offenses occurred while the suspect was visiting a place of worship in Windsor,” the statement said. “Investigators have determined that the suspect has returned to his residence in Italy.”

Capella had worked since the summer of 2016 at the Vatican nunciature in Washington. Prior to that, he worked on the Italy desk at the Vatican Secretariat of State. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1993 for the Archdiocese of Milan.

From the Associated Press:

Capella, a 50-year-old monsignor from Italy, allegedly uploaded the child porn to a social networking site while visiting a place of worship in Windsor between Dec. 24 and Dec. 27.

Canadian police declined to say if they had passed the case to Interpol or if Canada would initiate extradition proceedings. The Vatican doesn’t extradite its citizens, however.

At the time of the Sept. 15 announcement about Capella’s recall, neither the Vatican nor the State Department made any mention of a Canadian angle to the case.

My first report on the scandal is here. (Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    How many more centuries is this going to go on ?

    • Statistics Palin

      All of them.

    • Ken M

      Letting them marry and doing away with the celibacy restrictions might help a bit. The world will never know.

    • Snarkaholic

      They’re always going to get away with it, so prevention needs to start with educating the parents who let their kids be alone with these monsters.

  • TJay229

    I wonder if the Catholic church gives out free passes to the Gay Bathhouse they own in Rome? 🤔

  • Sashineb
    • JWC

      Read somewhere recently that pedophillia in the Catholic church has never been worse Its the highest they have seen

      • Sashineb

        And any time any of those righteous baptists act superior because of the RC situation, I love to show them this: http://stopbaptistpredators.org/index.htm

        • Lars Littlefield

          That’s a great link. Thanks.

          • Sashineb

            You’re welcome. Maybe you’d heard of Joe Barron, a pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church (Plano, Texas). The church has 26,000 members. He thought he was arranging a date with a 13 year-old girl for sex, but when he went to meet her, the police were waiting. I’m sure his associate pastors did the usual, “the devil is attacking us; we need your prayers” bit. http://www.wnd.com/2008/05/64583/

          • Helen Damnation™

            Wow, Plano ain’t nuthin’ but rich white christian folks, but you didn’t hear that from me.

          • M Jackson

            Affluent northern suburb of Dallas, known nationwide for high numbers of teen suicides and opioid addiction.

          • stuckinthewoods

            The site says it’s no longer being maintained. For current items like Joe’s former “This Week in Holy Crimes”, it links to:
            http://mojoey.blogspot.com/

        • JT

          “Is Jesus in you, little one?”

          • Todd20036

            I’ve been in Jesus a couple of times.

            Does that count?

          • JWC

            Why because after a severe pounding the loud pronouncement of “JAYSUS”

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Jesús, and it’s perfect!

        • Steve Teeter

          But how can we possibly know? If it was worse in centuries past, it would have been when the priests had real power in their communities, and nothing would have been known. Even in the 20th Century there have been terrible things, like those Magdelene Laundries in Ireland, where “immoral” teenage girls were imprisoned and whipped into shape with terrible brutality. The nuns in those places must have assumed the truth would never come to light, and without modern newspapers it never would have. Project that back for 1500 years.

      • Ken M

        God bless the temptation known as the Internet.

      • David Walker

        I do not make any excuses, but I suspect it may be owing to an increase in reporting the rapes. Damn…I forget the name of the movie about the Boston horrors, but that gave a lot of kids and some parents the courage to talk about it and file charges.

        • TampaDink

          The movie is “Spotlight” and it was excellent.

          • David Walker

            Thank you. It was and I think it and the book made people think. A very Catholic fellow bus rider said he and his wife were reduced to tears by it, so I loaned them the book. They are still catholics and are convinced that nothing “priestly” ever happened to their kids, but it made both of them adopt a far more distant relationship to their clergy.

          • There is a compelling seven-part documentary on Netflix called “The Keepers”
            I found it sometimes slow, but it ultimately packs a punch.

        • JWC

          Yes when I was a kid Church officials were (supposedly) above reproach I think the most convincing sign I got to the contrary was walking into town one day and a lightening bolt hit the spire on the Catholic church. Well it was a “say no more’ moment for me

        • jerry

          “Spotlight”

        • Randy Left Brooklyn

          The movie is Spotlight.

      • Todd20036

        Not sure if it’s worse, or merely recognized as a crime.

        • JWC

          or more reported

  • Lazycrockett
    • kelven

      I remember how much she was dragged for this. Right before a lot of major shit started hitting the fan. She knew from first hand experience how utterly craven the Catholic hierarchy is.

      • Only later on would we learn just how much Sinead had been personally damaged by the Church while she was a child…

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      • Robincho

        Dragged, my ass. She was utterly excoriated. And ironically, she has subsequently been proved to be 100% correct…

      • Well done, Sinead. More Catholics need to walk out of church services when priests rant on about homosexuality.

    • Cuberly

      Poor Sinead.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        A wounded and tragic soul, but she is a fighter. She will press on. Hers has always been an inner strength and beauty. Her giving up would make too many of the assholes and haters of this world happy. She knows the real enemy.

    • Adam Stevens

      This is a TRUE artist.

      She spoke her truth and paid the price. Never wavered or back-peddled.

      I hope she is getting the help she needs.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        After her video from NJ, I read that she is surrounded by support. I do hope that is true. She deserves that and much more.

    • Ninja0980

      She got torn to shreds for this and yet has been proven right in the end.

    • Andymac3

      Being brought up catholic, I thought it was shocking and brave at the time, and now I see it as totally justified and wonder why there wasn’t more protests supporting her and such a big kick back against her, hindsight is a wonderful thing.

    • Mike Knife

      Now you know the reason she lost her mind.

  • Jefe5084

    Oh, Canada!!

  • Ken M

    Over Christmas weekend? Someone better get on their knees.

  • JT
    • Todd20036

      Been there, done that. Doubt it was with a priest, though

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Glory-to-God hole.

    • Robincho

      Glory! Glory Hole-alujah!…

  • Bernie Keefe

    I don’t do churches, churches do me… on your knees pastor.

  • Adam King

    Sane countries have got to drop this whole “Vatican is a sovereign state” charade. “Diplomat” my ass!

    • Steven Jaeger

      Unfortunately there is something called the Lateran Pact/Accord/Treaty from the late 1920’s that does define the Vatican as a sovereign state. To revoke the sovereignty would have to take a huge jump into unknown territory.

      • Adam King

        What are they gonna do? Thrash us with the lacy hems of their silky albs?

      • Steve Teeter

        Unknown territory? You said it yourself, it’s from the 1920s. It was Mussolini’s idea, probably part of a deal to get the church’s backing of his fascist regime. Revoking that Lateran Pact would just take us back to where we’ve been for centuries.

        But they would fight it tooth and nail, of course. Unlikely to happen. Pity.

        • Strepsi

          First backers of the Mussolini and Hitler regimes, of course they’re the centre of morality!

        • The deal that Mussolini and Pius XI cut: we don’t squeal about Fascist excess, and Vatican City doesn’t get looted.

        • Robert Eckert

          “Revoking that Lateran Pact would just take us back to where we’ve been for centuries.” No, actually where it was for centuries before that was that the Pope’s sovereign state controlled a substantial strip of central Italy.

  • Joe in PA

    This is sort of On/T…I don’t know many of the details, so forgive me. A friend of mine’s son’s computer was taken by the police. He hasn’t been arrested, but his laptop/tablet/phone were seized. He tells his mother that it was because of child porn. He has given a couple of stories (as excuses) but they don’t ring true (and are conflicting) so she doesn’t know what to make of it. Anyone have experience or thoughts on this?

    • JWC

      Highly concievable It is the world of Big brother As in anything on the internet there are catch words that they lock onto One or two hits ok but once a trend starts and they have your IP addy you are sunk

    • David Walker

      I think PA is one of the states that considers sexting by teens to be the same as making and distributing child porn. That could be what’s going on. What should be going on for sure is that your friend should have a lawyer by now, even if no charges have been filed. Just a session with a lawyer might help clear things up between parents and child at home.

    • No experience. Only thought is to urge your friend to lawyer up immediately. And for them not to ask non-lawyers for legal advice.

    • The_Wretched

      Don’t try to be helpful or answer anything that isn’t absolutely necessary and they should get an attorney. The goal for the cops is to get someone to trip up and say something that can be used against the family/son later.

      Remember the cops are allowed to lie to get confessions.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Get a lawyer who specializes in JUVENILE CRIMINAL DEFENSE work (assuming kid is a minor). Kid might tell lawyer the true story of what happened, and lawyer can help kid. Your friend can probably get a decent free referral from Pennsylvania’s
      Lawyer Licensing Authority (State Bar, usually, but make sure it’s the
      official website.)
      $$ Yes, he will have to pay something up-front, but it will be worth it many, many times over.

    • Treant

      +eleventy krillion BeccaM. Law. Yer. Now. The best they can afford.

    • Hue-Man

      Can’t help you – the only computer porn from my youth was the printout of punched computer cards! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e606714a2fff423382a8ef6785d5a0264b3c227112975f610f671c8f41c59b18.jpg

  • Statistics Palin

    The Vatican Departmenf of State, aka the Vatican Department of Pedophilic Sexual Tourism and Nazi Protection, will certainly protect this one from prosecution just as it protected the Vatican Nuncio to the Dominican Republic.

    • JWC

      Also the one that Australia is trying to get back That was their Modus Operendi When one was suspect rather that address the problem they just transfered them One of the worst was Joe Ratzenberger Pope Benedict

      • Craig Howell

        The late, great Frank Kameny scornfully referred to Ratzinger as Pope Maledict. Pays to know your Latin!

        • JWC

          I have heard lots of stories of Ratzinger in his youngrer life

  • barrixines

    I guess child pornography was just something he used to distract himself from all the fasting against same sex marriage he was doing. Watching children being raped sure takes your mind off a burger. Moral and slimming too!

  • JWC

    Oh Well Callista is there so all is well

    • Robincho

      This will trigger an attack of Irritable Owl Syndrome…

      • TampaDink

        POINTS!~

      • JWC

        heheh Ya it would

        • Robincho

          Or, as we say back in Saint Peter’s Square, “buoni tempi!”…

    • grada3784

      Maybe she’ll pounce on him like an owl on a field mouse.

      • M Jackson

        She’ll try to steal the kids away from him.

  • Tawreos

    If it was any other type of organization besides religious it would have been shut down years ago, but because they say they speak for god they get a pass to destroy the lives of young innocent people. And all the while pope Franky plays the nice guy and people eat that shit up.

    • kelven

      RICO

  • Todd20036

    In other words: you can NEVER set foot in Canada again…

  • Karl Dubhe

    Around Christmas time, eh? Supposedly the time when his cult fetishizes the birth of a child from a virgin.

    I hope he enjoys his time in the gilded cage of the Vatican.

  • another_steve

    Well what can one say; the flesh is weak.

    Thankfully, we who frequent the online porn sites can be assured (assured, I tell you) that all the males we’re jerking off to are of legal age.

    /snark /snark /snark /snark

  • Ken M

    https://onceinalifetimetravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/564781_10151089524138201_674518565_n1.jpg The Catholic Hot Priest Calendar. Might be hard to see sorry. This is from 2012, but the 2018 is already available. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2oC8hirRk

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      And let my cry come on to thee.

    • JT
    • Max_1

      Via … “Male” order.

    • Puck

      Future pedos of America!!!!!

    • Puck

      I would say this is a waist of good meat, but they haven’t taken themselves off the market.

      • …and if the meat is too fatty it will go right to your waste ;-))

  • Oscarlating Wildely
  • Max_1

    This is the same RCC that needs Aussies to “PRAY” for hett. marriage…
    … The RCC needs to examine themselves and their pedophilia.

    http://lifeteen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/6.gif

  • Cuberly

    Hewetti dropped Bobby Jindal’s name as well.

    https://twitter.com/kerpen/status/913877513004253184

    • Tawreos

      Santorum should never be considered unless one is cleaning up after sex.

      • Robincho

        Improperly disposed of, santorum can lead to brownback…

    • pj

      and they looked at the very bottom of the barrel and there it was. santourm

      • Cuberly

        If Donnie was embarrassed by Price ooooooooo-boy, wait till Frothy-Mix enters the scene.

    • Snarkaholic

      Chump knows his base will freak out if he goes with Jindal…so that’s not likely to happen.

    • RoFaWh

      That fraud?

      Good lord. Trump really is scraping the bottom of the barrel of undesirables and deplorables.

    • Todd20036

      This is the same man who kept an aborted fetus as a pet in a jar.

      Not exaggeration

      • Cuberly

        Yep….and he freely relays that story like it’s not gawd fucking creepy as hell.

    • fkevin

      While Trump was pissed at Price for “the optics” of the travel scandal, he was really angry at Price for his part in the failure to overturn ACA/Obamacare. Price was picked from the House to do this. Santorum laid the latest repeal effort in Graham’s lap and practically delivered it.

      How Rick Santorum Got A Haircut And Revived The GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Effort:
      http://www.npr.org/2017/09/20/552182806/how-rick-santorum-revived-the-gop-s-obamacare-repeal-effort

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Attaboy, Canada.

    • pj

      is she serious?

      • Todd20036

        It’s sort of a gag story. But given what the Trump regime says about the tax cut versus what the tax cut actually does, it’s not that much of an exaggeration.

    • RobynWatts

      Ah, must be that new math….

      Oh, When I first read the headline I saw it as “Betsy DeVos says she did meth…”. She would have made more sense that way.

    • yes b’y

      Thanks, I needed that laugh.

  • JT

    The Orthodox calendar is hotter.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W8xNgH531o

  • Puck

    Nothing like a holy man, yah know God’s chooses one to be a pedo. It is also very amusing that the religious people of America try to call us the pedos! Maybe we should send the military into the Vatican to stop the human suffering. They probably have a big old server in there jam packed full of pedo porn.

    • Snarkaholic

      It’s all projection. For example, Lin-duh Harvey hit my gaydar so hard, she shattered it!

  • At the height of the Aids crisis, it was a well known fact to most Catholic clergy that outside of Washington D.C was a monastery converted to house/help/nurse priests with Aids.

  • Macbill

    The Pope has a chance to show the world it doesn’t tolerate criminals in its ranks.

    • MBear

      Lol

  • Barry William Teske

    Not good enough.
    How many more potentials will continue to be destroyed because confession?
    Vatican is and will always be nothing but a smokescreen for self annointed child predators.

  • Phillip in L.A.

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    ¶¶ P.S. Have a great weekend, and thank you for everything you do for us! 🙂

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  • Phillip in L.A.

    Good on you, Canada!
    Nonetheless, this guy flew the coop, and is untouchable by any but Church legal system! (Not excepting Swiss Guard). THAT is a gorgeous colour!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5d302d41b65931a41a2894ac734c7306f5dc4f4a124f9ac177e9898f68838840.jpg

    • Snarkaholic

      Royal blue is my favorite color.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        It looks particularly fulsome and winsome, here!

  • Hue-Man

    Are catholic priests ignoring warnings about Canada or do they believe that they won’t be caught in Canada AND won’t be prosecuted?

    From 5 years ago: A catholic bishop in Canada was sentenced to 15 months in jail after pleading guilty ” to one count of importing child pornography”.

    He was arrested at the Ottawa airport in September, 2009, after customs authorities found hundreds of pornographic photos of young boys on his laptop and a handheld device.

    Of the 155,000 pornographic images, 588 photos and 63 videos were of young boys engaged in sexual acts, including some involving bondage and torture.

    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/bishop-in-child-porn-case-on-probation-after-serving-eight-months/article543209/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&amp;

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Go Dodgers! Currently behind 1-5 to Colorado Rockies, in bottom of Third Inning at Coors Field.

  • DoctorDJ

    “The Vatican doesn’t extradite its citizens, however.”

    If they had to extradite all the pedophile priests, there’d be no one left!

    • Adam King

      If they’re a sovereign state, where are the extradition treaties? The want to have it both ways.

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        If there’s no extradition treaty, there’s no extradition.

  • bkmn

    Just the one dear?

  • Mike Knife

    He is a member of the Catholic pedophile cult and he will go to confession and be forgiven and go out and rape and abuse more children.

  • TuuxKabin

    If anyone else wants to forward the article to Bill Donohue at the catlck league.

    [email protected]

    • M Jackson

      That was fun.

      • TuuxKabin

        I always make sure he gets copy of such, keep him in the loop ya’ know.

  • andrew

    The Catholic Church, the protector of priest abusers of minors, should have zero credibility when pontificating about sexual morality. They oppose loving adults committing themselves in marital relationships but hide priests who get their sexual jollies abusing children and adolescents. SHAMEFUL.

  • Smith_90125

    Too bad they didn’t take the same attitude towards Canada’s own pedopriests. Soon after taking power, Trudeau and his clowns gave the catholic cult a permanent free pass on ever paying reparations to the victims of “residential schools”.

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  • GayOldLady

    Is there nothing the RCC won’t do to protect it’s pedophiles?

  • Mike Knife

    The Catholic pedophile Cult of greed.

  • Nic Peterson

    Thank you Canada! For showing the world what leadership looks like and protecting your citizens from criminal activity!