Those being investigated are suspected of sharing "child and youth pornographic content" including "fictitious and/or real acts of abuse" in anonymous online discussion forums and chat groups.
"The abuse of minors is one of the vilest and most heinous crimes conceivable," the head of the global Catholic church said in his annual address to ambassadors to the Vatican.
The American Conservative Union withdrew its invitation to Milo Yiannopoulos over comments he made on paedophilia. The Breitbart News editor responded on Facebook saying he was horrified by underage sex.
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