Croatia probes Catholic priest over paedophilia

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Croatian police detained a Catholic priest in a vast operation against the distribution of child pornography on the Internet that included dozens of companies and individuals, Hina news agency reported Friday.

The 60-year-old priest from a Catholic church in Zagreb was detained during the operation, conducted in cooperation with British police, according to the public prosecutor's office. The Church suspended him until the end of the probe.

Police made a total of 28 searches and seized dozens of computers, hundreds of memory cards and thousands of CDs and DVDs, the agency quoted the interior ministry as saying.

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