- Feb 28, 2021
On Tuesday, Pope Francis moved to address the perception that the system is rigged against defendants with a series of reforms, such as modifying the requirements for “in absentia” trials as well introducing the possibility of reduced sentences for good behavior and rehabilitation programs.
A former Holy See diplomat was found guilty on Saturday of possessing and distributing child pornography and given a five-year prison sentence.
A former Vatican diplomat on trial for possession of a large quantity of child pornography has admitted the charges during the first hearing of an expedited trial inside the Vatican.
A Vatican court has indicted on child pornography possession charges a diplomat recalled from Washington last year amid ongoing investigations in three jurisdictions.
A judge of the Vatican’s highest appeals court has accepted a plea bargain for a conditionally suspended sentence of one year and two months on charges of sexual molestation and possession of child pornography.