‘Vos estis’ inquiry into Polish Catholic archbishop advances

Sławoj Leszek Głódź Inquiry

Title: ‘Vos estis’ inquiry into Polish Catholic archbishop advances
Author: CNA Staff
Publisher: Catholic News Agency
Date: 05NOV2020

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Wednesday that the diocesan phase of an investigation into an archbishop accused of negligence has ended.A Nov. 4 statement, posted on the Twitter account of the office of the Polish bishops’ delegate for child protection, said that the inquiry concerning Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź was taking place according to the procedures set out in Pope Francis’ 2019 motu proprio Vos estis lux mundi.

Głódź served as archbishop of Gdańsk from 2008 to Aug. 13, 2020, when the pope accepted his resignation on his 75th birthday.

The nunciature noted that the investigation was being carried out by Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz, the metropolitan archbishop of Warsaw.

It said: “Following formal applications, the Holy See, based on the motu proprio of the Holy Father, Francis, Vos estis lux mundi (Article 10§1), authorized the metropolitan archbishop of Warsaw to investigate the reported negligence of Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź in handling cases of sexual abuse of minors by some clergy of the archdiocese of Gdańsk.”

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