Disgraced Polish archbishop elected mayor; more bishops sanctioned

A disgraced Polish archbishop has been elected mayor of his hometown after being sanctioned by the Vatican for ignoring sexual abuse by his clergy, as two more bishops were disciplined for similar offenses. In a statement, the Jaswila district council said Archbishop Slawoj Glodz, who headed the Gdansk Archdiocese until last August, had been elected administrator of Piaski, adding that local officials had extended “heartfelt congratulations.” However, Poland’s Catholic Wiez quarterly, which has campaigned against sexual abuse in the church, warned the “unprecedented move” would provoke “irritation and scandal in society.”

Disgraced Polish archbishop elected mayor; more bishops sanctioned

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