Pope Francis on Saturday completely eliminated a Polish bishop who was kicked out of his diocese a number of months in the past pending a Vatican investigation into allegations he lined up instances of sexual abuse by his monks.
The resignation of Edward Janiak as bishop of Kalisz suggests the Vatican was capable of substantiate not less than some components of the accusations made in a documentary about intercourse abuse in Poland that has undermined the nation’s influential Catholic hierarchy.
Francis on Saturday accepted Janiak’s resignation and confirmed the archbishop of Lodz, Grzegorz Rys, because the diocese’s momentary administrator. At 68, Janiak is effectively beneath the conventional retirement age of 75 for bishops.
Francis in June had ordered Janiak to go away Kalisz and forbade him from having any affect on how the diocese is run pending the investigation.
In Might, the web documentary “Enjoying Conceal and Search” uncovered two instances of pedophile monks that Janiak dealt with, first as an auxiliary bishop of Wroclaw after which as bishop of Kalisz, which he had headed since 2012.
It featured court docket testimony about Janiak’s function in serving to switch one priest, subsequently convicted and defrocked, from Wroclaw to a different diocese even after a prison investigation had begun. The movie additionally documented an alleged cover-up relating to a different priest throughout Janiak’s time as Kalisz bishop.
The movie was the second on Polish clergy abuse to be made by brothers Tomasz and Marek Sekielski. Their first movie final 12 months, “Inform No One,” triggered a nationwide reckoning in a rustic the place there isn’t a greater ethical authority than the Catholic Church and its clergy.