In its latest record on the sexual abuse of minors, Poland’s Catholic Church claims 292 clergymen supposedly abused 368 kids and also girls from 2018 though 2020.
The report launched on Monday comes with a time when the Vatican is exploring reports of abuse and also of a lack of reaction by church leaders in Poland, a primarily Catholic country where the clergy enjoy unique esteem.
The Vatican just recently punished a few Polish bishops and also archbishops for neglect and prevented them from church and also lay ceremonies. The Holy See is also examining records of oversight by retired Krakow archbishop, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, who before that acted as individual assistant to the late pope, St John Paul II.
At an on-line seminar, the head of Poland’s Catholic Church, Archbishop Wojciech Polak, duplicated his earlier apologies to the targets and requested their mercy.
Monsignor Adam Zak, in charge of locating and avoiding cases of clergy misuse of minors, worried the demand for higher understanding as well as prevention because the variety of recent reports continues to be high.
The church’s first record, for 1990-2018, noted situations of 382 clergymen having purportedly over used 625 minors. The names of 42 of the clergymen come back in the current report, put together by the church analytical office from information from all dioceses.