Abuses in the Church, the Vatican closes the cover-up allegations against Cardinal Dziwisz: “He acted correctly”

Abuses in the Church, the Vatican closes the cover-up allegations against Cardinal Dziwisz: “He acted correctly”

No offense, no abuse: the Vatican has decided to dismiss the charges against the cardinal Stanislaw Dziwiszthe historical secretary of John Paul according to which the cardinal would have covered up sexual abuse on numerous victims in Poland. Today the Nunciature of the Eastern Country, with a widespread communication a Krakowhe informed that “the Holy See has examined the documentation delivered by the cardinal Angelo Bagnascoarchbishop emeritus of Genoa, collected during his visit to Poland on 17-26 June 2021, whose purpose was to verify some issues related to the activities of Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz during his ministry as Metropolitan Archbishop of Krakow (2005-2016). The analysis of the collected documentation made it possible to evaluate these activities of Cardinal Dziwisz as correct and therefore the Holy See has agreed not to proceed further“.

Satisfaction is expressed by the Polish cardinal who had always declared himself innocent and who had himself solicited an independent Commission on the issue. “I express my gratitude to all those who have contributed to respond responsibly to the accusations raised against me during my office as Archbishop of Krakow”, stated that with his visit on behalf of the Holy See, Cardinal Bagnasco (formerly archbishop of Genoa and former president of the CEI) “has worked to clarify the aforementioned accusations, for me so undeserved and painful. I hope that the announcement of the Apostolic Nunciature in Poland published today will help not only to clarify the question but also to restore serenity to all those who have felt offended by the accusations raised against me. I am very grateful to the Holy See for the right judgment on the case “.

The Vatican, following the accusations of some alleged victims in Poland, had set up a Commission to clarify the allegations of abuse and pedophilia, and Dziwisz was accused of having helped to cover them up. In the docufilm Don Stanislao. The other face of Cardinal Dziwiszhe was pointing his finger at the former secretary of Wojtyla, accused by victims of covering up some facts in exchange for offers for the Church. It was on that occasion that the former archbishop of Krakow called for an independent commission that could shed light on the facts he always rejected as “slander”.

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