Posts Tagged ‘Josef Wesolowski’

Defrocked former nuncio under house arrest at Vatican

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The Vatican has placed its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest, after opening a criminal trial against him. Former Archbishop Josef Wesolowski is the first high-ranking official to face Vatican criminal charges for sexually abusing young people. He had already been laicised in June after a canonical trial. On Tuesday, the Vatican Read more

Church needs more than just legal compliance on sexual abuse

Friday, July 4th, 2014
catholic life

It’s been a big week for the clergy and their dealings with the police across the world. In legal matters in countries covering four continents – India, the Dominican Republic, Italy and Australia – clerics are being held to account by police and civil courts: Two priests in India have been charged with murdering the Read more