Church hierarchs apologize for child abuse scandal

Warsaw Business Journal

30th September 2013

Representatives of the Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Church in Poland apologized to the victims of child abuse by Catholic priests. “‘We apologize’ is the least we can say,” Bishop Wojciech Polak said at a press conference called in connection with a recently revealed case of Polish priests suspected of pedophilia in the Dominican Republic.

Bishop Polak added that the Church in Poland treats child abuse cases seriously and that it is determined to punish those priests who are guilty of the offense.

Last week, the investigative authorities of the Dominican Republic asked Interpol for assistance in the priests’ pedophilia case. The Polish prosecution has started an investigation of its own, though it has so far not been asked for help by the Dominican Republic’s prosecutors.

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