Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Pope ‘seeks the truth’ in Dominican Republic sex abuse cases minister Francisco Domínguez and Vatican envoy Jude Thaddeus Okolo on Monday discussed child abuse cases attributed to his predecessor Jozef Wesolowski and the priest Wojciech Gil (Padre Alberto) in Juncalito, Santiago.
In a statement released after the meeting, the officials said the courts must do everything to seek the truth in each case and punishment if there’s evidence of the allegations.

Dominguez said Dominican investigators found serious criminal responsibility against the prelates, for which they should be punished.

The case files sent to Polish authorities include victims statements and testimony, the alleged victims’ psychological evaluations as well as various types of evidence with which Dominican Republic seeks prosecution.

Okolo said the Vatican’s priority in Wesolowski’s case is to seek the truth and that the Holy See’s criminal court is currently investigating the charges.

Pope Francis’ new representative said they’ll be in constant contact with authorities and will always seek protect the victims in each case.