Former Holy See Diplomat Monsignor Carlo Alberto who was found guilty last week of possessing and distributing child-pornography and given a five-year prison sentence spent three years in India at the Apostolic Nunciature in India from 2004 till 2007.
Capella, 51, a former Vatican diplomat, was recalled from the U.S. Nunciature in Washington, D.C. last September after the U.S. State Department notified the Vatican of a “possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images” by the diplomat.
The Monsignor admitted his guilt in the trial’s opening session saying he committed his crimes during a period of “personal crisis” and weakness after being transferred to Washington D.C.
Capella admitted to opening an account on Tumblr, where he obtained and exchanged lewd images and videos of children online. Some 40-55 images were found downloaded onto his cell phone, computer and a cloud storage device.
In 2004, after studying at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, he was sent to the apostolic nunciature in India, and three years later, in 2007, was transferred to the nunciature in Hong Kong. He was then transferred back to the Vatican in 2011 and worked in the Secretariat of State’s office for Relations with the States.