Polish cardinal accused of covering up pedophile priests for money

Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz was accused of covering up pedophile priests for impressive sums of money. This is stated in the report of the Polish TV channel TVN24: “Don Stanislav. Another face of Cardinal Dziwish. “

For years, the cardinal covered up stories related to pedophilia, took money for it, presumably hiding this information from Pope John Paul II.

The investigation cites several stories that Dziwish covered. He allegedly knew about a Polish priest named Jan Wodniak, who molested a teenager many years ago, as well as a priest Stefan D., convicted of similar actions. Cardinal Dziwish was aware of the charges against his priests, but did nothing.

Dziwisz might also have known about the Poznan Archbishop Juliusz Paec, who was harassing the seminarians. In addition, the cardinal covered the parish priest Michal M., who molested six girls in Tyława.

In turn, Dziwish claims that he did not know about a single episode of pedophilia among priests. “I didn’t see, I don’t remember, I don’t know, I didn’t know, I was above that,” the channel quotes his words.

French journalist Frederic Martel said that Dziwish’s name had already surfaced in such scandals not only in Poland. “Mexico, Ireland, USA, Argentina. When the question of concealing pedophilia arises, the name of Dziwish always appears. He knew. It remains a mystery whether he reported this to John Paul II, ”he said.