In brief

Vatican arrests former official over child porn

Vatican police have arrested Mgr Carlo Alberto Capella, a former staff member at the Vatican nunciature in Washington, on charges related to the possession and distribution of child pornography. The diplomat was recalled to the Holy See last August.

China bans online sales of the Bible

Beijing has banned the sale of Bibles online. Bibles were only available at church stalls, so retailers had been exploiting a loophole.

Trevi fountain coins to feed Rome’s needy

Rome’s civil authorities have extended a deal with Caritas Rome, under which coins tossed into the famous Trevi Fountain are used to buy food and shelter for the needy.