The Vatican has punished two Polish bishops for negligence in combating intercourse abuse towards minors inside their dioceses, twin statements from the papal nuncio stated on Monday.
Following investigations, Slawoj Leszek Glodz, Archbishop emeritus of the Gdansk Archdiocese, and Edward Janiak, former Bishop of Kalisz, have been ordered to reside outdoors of their dioceses.
They have been banned from taking part in any public non secular celebrations or lay gatherings.
Each can even must pay an satisfactory quantity to the St Joseph’s basis that helps intercourse abuse victims, the statements learn.
The issue of intercourse abuse throughout the Polish Catholic church, together with towards minors, returned to the highlight lately, following a collection of TV documentaries and media reviews on abuse and cover-up makes an attempt.
Each punished bishops featured in such reviews.
Glodz was additionally criticised for the alleged bullying of his subordinates throughout his tenure as archbishop and a manifestly lavish way of life.
In line with info supplied by the Polish Church, sexual abuse complaints have been filed towards 382 monks in Poland between 1990 and 2018, involving round 625 victims.
In the summertime of 2019, Poland appointed a particular state committee for investigating the abuse of minors aged 15 and youthful.