Vatican defrocks former papal envoy accused of child sex abuse

June 27, 2014 8:06 PM

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The former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of having sexually abused boys in Santo Domingo, has been defrocked by a Vatican tribunal, Catholic Church officials here said Friday.

Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski of Poland was convicted by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — the church’s doctrinal watchdog — and ordered ejected from the Roman Catholic Church. As a Vatican citizen, he could face trial by the Vatican’s criminal court and be sentenced to prison.

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