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Action on nuncio welcomed in Dominican Republic

03 July 2014 | by Isabel de Bertodano , Josef Pazderka | Comments: 0

THE GOVERNMENT of the Dominican Republic has welcomed the news that a former Vatican nuncio accused of child abuse is to be laicised, adding that it will not seek his extradition.Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who is Polish, allegedly sexually abused children while he was nuncio to the Dominican Republic. Last week the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced that he would be laicised, though he has two months to appeal.The President of the Dominican Republic Danilo Medina said he was satisfied with the outcome. “They have expelled him which is the maximum penalty in the Church. His Holiness [Pope Francis] promised me that this would happen and that he would not rest until it had been achieved,” said Mr Medina last week.Complaints about Wesolowski wer ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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