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.
Retired Archbishop of Wroclaw, Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz, died on Monday at the age of 97, the Polish Bishops' Conference (KEP) announced on its official Twitter account.
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.
Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, one of Poland’s most senior clerics and a former private secretary to Pope John Paul II, had denied allegations that he had covered up the sexual abuse of children and took bribes.
Archbishop Henryk Gulbinowicz has been forbidden from celebrating Holy Mass, taking part in public meetings and using the bishop's insignia as the result of accusations of sexual harassment, the Apostolic Nunciature in Poland announced on Friday.