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Former Ambassador to the Vatican appear in court for abuse of children

on Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:41 pm
Former Archbishop and the Vatican ambassador in the Dominican Republic, Josef Wesolowski (Jozef Wesolowski) on July 11 to face trial for abuse of children.

66-year-old Wesolowski was withdrawn from the Dominican Republic in 2013. The local press accused him that he was paying boys for sexual acts.

Pope Francis has ordered a criminal investigation, and in September 2014 Wesolowski was taken into custody. This was the first arrest for pedophilia Vatican.

After the arrest of the Polish Archbishop investigators found child pornography on his computer.

If convicted Wesolowski faces up to eight years in prison for sexual assault against children and two years for possession of child pornography. It may also be extradited to the Dominican Republic or in Poland - says "Left Bank" referring to the agency "Reuters".

Pope Francis seeks to restore the credibility of the Catholic Church erupted after around the world scandals of pedophile priests. In 2013, it decided that the Vatican Code applies to all his servants, wherever they live. In April 2014, he apologized for the priests who have committed abuse of children, and in May and did likened their actions to the "Satanic Messiah."

In February 2015, the pontiff urged priests to stop pedophiles cover. In June, Francis approved the establishment of the court, which will consider the case of the bishops accused of covering up sexual crimes or failure to prevent them, which is an unprecedented step for the Vatican City.

At the same time the Pope accepted the resignation of Archbishop John Naynshtadta American and Li Pichet auxiliary bishop. This happened after the prosecutor accused them of failing Archdiocese to protect children from pedophile priest Curtis Vehmayera. In Russian

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