Jozef Wesolowski, former Vatican diplomat accused of child sex abuse, is dead

August 28, 2015 3:35 PM

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VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Friday (Aug. 28) announced the death of Jozef Wesolowski, an ex-diplomat who was to be the first high-ranking Vatican official to stand trial for child sex abuse.

Wesolowski, 67, was found dead in his room at the Vatican early Friday, with Vatican authorities determining he died of natural causes. The Vatican’s Promoter of Justice immediately ordered an autopsy, the results of which have not yet been made public.

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