Pope Francis established a commission to investigate the sexual abuse of children in the Polish Church and to conceal from the Pope the sexual abuse of priests by the secretary of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz. It was headed by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco.
Cardinal Bagnasco travels around Poland
Members of the commission have already interviewed several people, and in the future they are to meet with the victims of priests accused of pedophilia.
Columnist Tomasz Terlikowski informed on Twitter that Cardinal Bagnasco travels around Poland and talks with witnesses and victims. “There are many indications that an earthquake awaits us,” he wrote
Father Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski interrogated
“The Vatican is conducting its own investigation,” confirmed Father Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski. He wrote that he had recently given testimony on the Polish bishop before a commission from the Vatican, composed of foreigners who had come to Poland to investigate the case. It was a classic interrogation, with a record of a protocol. .
In his opinion, this means that Pope Francis is losing confidence in the authorities of the Polish episcopate. “And blocking the handing over of church records to the state commission only strengthens him,” he wrote on Facebook.
One of the interrogators was Cardinal Bagnasco. As Isakowicz-Zaleski said in an interview with RMF FM, the Krakow curia knew nothing about the visit of the commission from the Vatican. He added that he had submitted letters to the commission from people who felt wronged by Church representatives. He said that the Pope’s representatives were interested in how the State Commission for Pedophilia works and what legal regulations are in force in Poland. He emphasized the immense professionalism and objectivity of Cardinal Bagnasco.
– It was evident that he wanted to know the truth, because this is what it is about, that you have to thoroughly investigate the matter. After all, this is not a sentence. This is just an examination of this matter – noted Isakowicz-Zaleski.
Angelo Bagnasco is a priest who in 2007-2017 was the president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference. He is currently the senior archbishop of Genoa.
What are the charges against Dziwisz?
In March this year. The state commission for pedophilia has filed “a notification and a motion to conduct proceedings on suspected crime” by four church hierarchs, including Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, informed Janusz Szymik, who was used by priest Jan Wodniak in the 1980s.
The case of Szymik and several other cases of sexual abuse by priests were referred to by Cardinal Dziwisz, Fr. Isakowicz-Zaleski, but there was no reaction from the hierarch. Then, in 2013, he sent a letter to the Vatican informing about pedophilia in the Polish Church. This letter – as he explained – was a reaction to the inaction of Cardinal Dziwisz.
The second issue is the famous report “Don Stanislao. The other face of Cardinal Dziwisz”, which appeared on TVN24 in November 2020. Documents, reports and talks were presented there, indicating that Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, participated, inter alia, in the in the cover-up of sexual abuse by priests around the world. It goes, among others the case of molestation in the Legion of Christ and the case of the American cardinal accused of pedophilia, Theodore McCarrick.
The 82-year-old Dziwisz, in the interviews he gave after the broadcast of the report, declared that he was ready to cooperate with a commission from the Vatican, should it be established.
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