Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Josef Wesolowski’

Vatican defrocks former nuncio accused of sex abuse Comments 0

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

A former papal ambassador accused of paying for sex with minors has been dismissed from the clerical state. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith made the order against Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, a former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic. The order against Polish-born Wesołowski is thought to be the first such move taken against a Read more

Accused archbishop seen walking freely around Rome’s streets Comments 2

Friday, June 27th, 2014

A Caribbean bishop was shocked to see a former papal nuncio under investigation for alleged child abuse walking freely around Rome. Bishop Victor Masalles, an auxiliary of the Santo Domingo archdiocese in the Dominican Republic said that he recently saw Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski “walking along the Via della Scrofa”. Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic say Read more

Poland’s Catholic Church apologizes to sex abuse victims Comments 0

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

An official of Poland’s Catholic Church apologized to victims of sex abuse by priests on Friday. Prosecutors earlier said they have opened an investigation into allegations that two Polish priests, including a Vatican envoy, sexually abused boys in the Dominican Republic. Bishop Wojciech Polak, secretary of the Episcopate, told a news conference that the Church Read more

Vatican recalls envoy to Dominican Republic Comments 0

Friday, September 6th, 2013

The Vatican has recalled its ambassador to the Dominican Republic and relieved him of his duties pending an investigation into reports linking him to child sex abuse. A special prosecutor had been appointed to investigate Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, who has been ambassador to Santo Domingo for nearly six years. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Read more