â Yankel Zitronenbaum
2020-07-04 15:57:38 UTC
response by the church, became a matter of widespread public concern. The church
resisted demands to pay compensation to victims. On September 27, 2018,
however, Bishop Romuald Kaminski of the Diocese of Warsaw-Praga stated that Polish
church leaders were working on a document, to be published later, on priestly sexual
abuse of minors in Poland, and ways to prevent it. Cases were being evaluated by
Warsaw courts, and the priests involved were banned from working with minors; three
were suspended from all pastoral work. According to Archbishop Wojciech Polak,
the head of Poland's Catholic Church, the document will include data on the scale
of priestly sex abuse in Poland.
On October 8, 2018, a victims group mapped out 255 cases of alleged sex abuse in Poland.