Polish bishops defend St. John Paul II, form independent commission to get ‘full picture’ on sex abuse record
The bishops of Poland announced they will create a commission of experts to investigate cases of abuse of minors by clergy from the past, including Karol Wojtyla's archbishopric.
Polish experts reject claim JPII ‘covered up abuse’ and urge church records be opened to give full context
The fact that Cardinal Karol Wojtyla—the future Pope John Paul II—knew about abuse when he was an archbishop of Krakow, Poland, is neither new nor surprising, experts say.
Jesuit sexual abuse expert discusses the Marko Rupnik case, the Society of Jesus and the state of the abuse crisis
“The Society of Jesus is a mixed reality as the whole church is,” Father Zollner said, when asked about the lack of transparency in the Father Rupnik case. “We are not better at this. And it has been proven now, in the eyes of everybody, again.”
The Dicastery for the Service of Charity, led by Polish Cardinal Krajewski, spent $2.2 million (2 million euros) in 2022 for humanitarian help in Ukraine.
In one of his last interviews, Cardinal Pell praised Pope Benedict as ‘one of the finest theologians of the last century’
In his interview with OSV News, Cardinal Pell said Pope Benedict XVI "was one of the finest theologians of the last century” and “the best theologian who was ever the pope.”