The leader of the Catholic Church spoke about the unconditional love of God and "the greater light of Christ" in his annual Christmas blessing and sermon at St. Peter's Basilica this week.
A prosecutor for the case said Capella "knowingly and willingly" acquired "huge quantities" of child pornography.
But the Vatican warned against the over-commercialization of sport and a "winning at all costs" mentality.
Pope Francis warned "the unguarded tongue, set on fire by hell, sets all things ablaze" in an attack on fake Internet news.
Call it fake news, or maybe just wishful thinking.