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Former papal nuncio Wesolowski defrocked - update 2


Vatican City, June 27 - The Vatican's former
nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Poland's ex-Msgr Jozef
Wesolowski, was defrocked this week for sexually abusing minors
and risks arrest the Vatican said Friday.
The ex-nuncio, the first Vatican ambassador to be found
guilty of abusing minors, has two months to appeal the verdict.
"All measures suited to the gravity of the case will be
taken," the Vatican said, referring to custodial action, after
"the relative liberty he enjoyed" while the probe ran its
Wesolowski, who will be 66 next month, was called back to
Vatican City in late August after the archbishop of Santo
Domingo, Cardinal Nicolas Lopez Rodriguez, informed Pope Francis
of the allegations against him.
A probe was opened by the Congregation for the Doctrine of
the Faith, the former Holy Inquisition, which handles sex-abuse
cases and issued its verdict "in the last few days", the Vatican
said Friday.
The Vatican worked with Dominican authorities on the case.

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