Episcopate to arrange crew to assist youngster sexual abuse victims
The Polish Episcopal Convention has determined to type a particular crew to look at the follow of fixing issues related with instances of kid sexual abuse by clergymen previously.
Whereas doing their job, crew consultants “may also take into consideration the reliability of paperwork of the communist-era safety police,” reads a communique issued after the 394th plenary assembly of the Convention of the Polish Episcopate on Tuesday.
“The bishops plan to type such a crew for the sake of the victims,” the communique learn.
“I hope that this crew and its work will change into true support for the wronged individuals who deserve the reality,” Poland’s Primate Archbishop Wojciech Polak mentioned.
The archbishop added that the choice to arrange the crew had been taken unanimously.
Referring to the current studies accusing the late Pope John Paul II of protecting up youngster intercourse abuse within the Catholic Church when he was an archbishop within the Polish metropolis of Kraków, the bishops appealed “for honouring the reminiscence of one of the vital excellent Poles.”
Final week, a non-public tv TVN24 aired a report by journalist Marcin Gutowski, which investigated the instances of three clergymen: Bolesław Saduś, Eugeniusz Surgent and Józef Loranc.
The report alleged that the then Metropolitan of Krakow, Cardinal Karol Wojtyła, who later grew to become Pope John Paul II, knew about instances of kid intercourse abuse by the three clergymen below his authority however allowed them to proceed working within the church and should even have helped to cowl it up.
The report additionally included statements by Dutch journalist Ekke Overbeek, writer of the guide ‘Maxima Culpa.’
“John Paul II’s canonisation course of leaves no doubts concerning his holiness,” the Polish bishops wrote.
That they had additionally expressed their gratitude to all of the individuals who had been standing in defence of the Saint Pope’s good title for the reason that very starting.