Polish bishop accused of sex abuse cover-up removed by Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Saturday completely got rid of a Polish bishop who was once kicked out of his diocese a couple of months in the past pending a Vatican investigation into allegations he lined up instances of sexual abuse through his monks.

The resignation of Edward Janiak as bishop of Kalisz suggests the Vatican was once in a position to verify a minimum of some parts of the accusations made in a documentary about intercourse abuse in Poland that has undermined the rustic’s influential Catholic hierarchy.

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Francis on Saturday permitted Janiak’s resignation and showed the archbishop of Lodz, Grzegorz Rys, because the diocese’s transient administrator. At 68, Janiak is definitely beneath the traditional retirement age of 75 for bishops.

Francis in June had ordered Janiak to depart Kalisz and forbade him from having any affect on how the diocese is administered pending the investigation.

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In Would possibly, the web documentary “Taking part in Conceal and Search” uncovered two instances of pedophile monks that Janiak treated, first as an auxiliary bishop of Wroclaw after which as bishop of Kalisz, which he had headed since 2012.

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It featured court docket testimony about Janiak’s position in serving to switch one priest, therefore convicted and defrocked, from Wroclaw to some other diocese even after a felony investigation had begun. The movie additionally documented an alleged coverup in the case of some other priest right through Janiak’s time as Kalisz bishop.

The movie was once the second one on Polish clergy abuse to be made through brothers Tomasz and Marek Sekielski. Their first movie remaining yr, “Inform No One,” caused a countrywide reckoning in a rustic the place there is not any upper ethical authority than the Catholic Church and its clergy.

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