Former Vatican ambassador accused of child abuse dies

RTE News

A former archbishop accused of child sex offences was has died a month after he was hospitalised on the eve of his trial on paedophile charges, the Vatican said.

Jozef Wesolowski had been charged with possessing child pornography in Rome in 2013-14, and the sexual abuse of minors during his 2008-13 stint as the Vatican ambassador in the Dominican Republic.

A former papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Wesolowski appeared to have died of natural causes, the Vatican said in a statement.

The 67-year-old Pole was found dead in his rooms in the papal state, where he had been under arrest since September.

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