Friday, March 09, 2007

Polish diocese briefs police on sex-abuse charges

Poland’s daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita is reporting that the Diocese of Plock has given police the names of three priests accused of sexually abusing minors. One of the priests is said to have fled the country.

Charges of clerical sex-abuse have spilled out into public discussion in Plock in recent weeks, following the separate charges of collaboration with Communist agents that were lodged against the former head of the diocese, Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus.