Vatican confirms probe of negligence claims against Polish Cardinal Dziwisz

“Cardinal Bagnasco familiarized himself with the documents and held a number of meetings, and will present an account of the visit to the Holy See.”

Dziwisz, 82, served as personal secretary to John Paul II until the Polish pope’s death in 2005. He was then appointed archbishop of Kraków, retiring in 2016.

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the president of the Polish bishops’ conference, said in November 2020 that allegations against Dziwisz aired in a television program should be clarified by the Vatican.

Gądecki made the comment in response to the program “Don Stanislao: The other face of Cardinal Dziwisz,” shown on TVN24, a Polish commercial news channel.

The 82-minute program, presented by journalist Marcin Gutowski, accused the former personal secretary of St. John Paul II of failing to investigate clerical abuse allegations.

Gądecki said he hoped that “any doubts presented in this report will be clarified by the relevant commission of the Holy See.”

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