Vatican Says Ex-Envoy, Charged With Sexual Abuse, Has Died

August 28, 2015 8:32 AM

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VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who had been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, died Friday of apparent natural causes as he awaited trial, the Vatican said.

Jozef Wesolowski, 67, was found dead early Friday in the Vatican room where he has been held on house arrest, a statement from the Vatican said.

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