Pope Francis abolishes pontifical

Former papal secretary asserts innocence

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz Krakow

Title: Former papal secretary asserts innocence
Author: Jonathan Luxmoore
Publisher: The Tablet
Date: 01NOV2020

A retired cardinal who served as personal secretary to Pope John Paul II has denied any knowledge of sexual abuse by priests in his Krakow archdiocese, as another Polish bishop was placed under church investigation after similar claims.

“They seek to thrust responsibility on to me when I had no such responsibility and no knowledge of this matter,” said Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz. “Every priest has a conscience, and a bishop has a particular sense of responsibility. If I had known all these things, I would have reacted.”

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