15 Jun 2015

Vatican charges former ambassador to Domincan Republic with sexual abuse

The Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been charged with sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean country and having child pornography on his computer, and will stand trial next month. In a statement, the Holy See said Jozef Wesolowski will have his first hearing on 11 July.


Wesolowski was recalled to Rome in 2013, and last year he became the first person to be arrested inside the Vatican on paedophilia charges. Since then he has been placed under modified house arrest, pending a decision by the Vatican criminal court on whether to charge him.

The Guardian