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Papal nuncio in Dominican Republic removed after abuse charges

September 04, 2013

Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, the apostolic nuncio in the Dominican Republic, has been removed from that post and called back to Rome after reports that he had been guilty of sexual abuse of young people.

A prosecutor in the Dominican Republic said that no criminal complaints have been filed, but acknowledged that Archbishop Wesolowski is under investigation and could face charges.

In Rome, the director of the Vatican press office disclosed that the archbishop has been “relieved of his duties.” Father Federico Lombardi said that the Vatican is now investigating his case, although he declined to speak about the topic of the investigation.


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  • Posted by: shrink - Sep. 05, 2013 7:40 AM ET USA

    Let's follow the trail of Wesolowski, and see if Pope Francis is serious about homosexual activity in the priesthood. One would hope that Francis insists that Wesolowski return to DR to face charges.