An archbishop from the archdiocese of Katowice has resigned from the Permanent Council of the Polish Bishops' Conference owing to negligence when dealing with cases of child sex abuse committed by members of the clergy.
The Catholic Church in Poland has asked for forgiveness for the “evil of the Church” after new figures revealed over 360 incidents of child sexual abuse involving the clergy.
A leading member of the Polish Catholic Church at the centre of a sexual abuse case has been stripped of his honorary citizenship of Warsaw.
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 priest who is the director of an influential religious broadcaster has defended describing a bishop accused of hiding sexual abuse by priests as a “martyr”.