Vatican ex-archbishop dies before sex abuse trial

The Times (UK)

Tom Kington Rome

Last updated at 11:58AM, August 28 2015

A former Catholic archbishop and papal nuncio accused of sexually abusing young boys has died at the Vatican, just as his ground-breaking trial got under way.

Józef Wesolowski, 67, who was on trial before a Vatican court, faced seven years in jail after allegedly paying shoeshine boys for sex in the Dominican Republic, where he served as papal nuncio.

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