The Vatican on Tuesday informed that it had freed Polish archbishop and episcopal head Stanislaw Gadecki of negligence charges in paedophilia inquiries involving two other Polish clerics.
The Holy See has banned a Polish bishop from participating in public religious ceremonies after finding him guilty of negligence in incidents of child sex abuse involving priests from his diocese.
Included are extraordinary gifts given to the late Pope such as a metal relief excavated from a mass grave of Polish officers murdered by the NKVD, a crucifix carved by a concentration camp prisoner from a toothbrush, handwritten notes and never-before- seen archival documents from his student life in Rome.
The Vatican has ordered two Polish bishops to reside outside their own archdioceses and has banned them from participating in public religious ceremonies in connection with negligence in cases of sexual abuse.
A report published by the Vatican shows that the now disgraced Cardinal Theodore McCarrick managed to deceive Pope John Paul II about his behaviour, the president of the Polish Bishops' Conference (KEP), Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, has said.
The coronavirus pandemic is under control in Poland, President Andrzej Duda said on Friday during a visit to the Vatican as the Polish health ministry reported another record daily rise in infections earlier in the day.
President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda on Tuesday afternoon arrived in Italy for a three-day visit, marking Duda's first foreign trip after his re-election in July.
Polish President Andrzej Duda will pay a visit to the Holy See and Italy next week. This will be Duda's first foreign visit since being sworn in for a second term in August.
PKN Orlen, Poland's biggest petroleum company, has sent medical supplies to the Vatican and to the Office of Papal Charities to aid in the fight against COVID-19, PKN Orlen announced on Friday.
Polish Archbishop Miroslaw Adamczyk has been named by Pope Francis as Apostolic nuncio to the pontiff's homeland of Argentina, the Vatican has announced.