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Polish bishops: New allegation that JPII covered up sex abuse based on reports from Communist secret police

March 13, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Poland’s bishops responded to a report that Pope St. John Paul II concealed abuse evidence while he was Archbishop of Krakow,

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  • Posted by: feedback - Mar. 13, 2023 9:47 AM ET USA

    The CNA article reports in detail that two out of the three originally reported cases of alleged "cover up" by St John Paul II have been investigated by other Polish journalists and already debunked - clearing the Saint's good name. Accusation of the alleged "cover up" in the third case is based solely on files from the communist secret police, and no other matching sources or documentation, found so far. Communists were notorious for lying and making up accusations against the Catholic Church.