Over 1,200 Polish academics and prominent individuals have appealed for the memory of Pope John Paul II to be treated with "truth and due respect" after the name of the Polish-born pope was linked to alleged attempts by the Roman Catholic Church to hush up reports of paedophilia in the Church.
Eighty-two percent of Poles in a survey by the Kantar pollster said the current sex offenders register in Poland offered sufficient protection against paedophilia. Five percent said the register was insufficient.
German authorities in Berlin for 30 years routinely placed homeless children under the care of paedophile men, as part of the so-called Kentler Project, assuming they would make ideal foster parents, a study conducted by the University of Hildesheim has found.
A suspended sentence should not apply to the crime of pedophilia and the government wants to implement this in the form of legislation, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday at a press conference after a cabinet meeting.
The chairman of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jarosław Kaczyński, announced during a regional party convention in Szczecin (northern Poland) on Sunday, ruthless punishment for paedophilia and a raising of the threshold age for child abuse.