前神职人员被控性侵儿童,遭梵蒂冈软禁 Vatican Arrests Defrocked Archbishop for Child Abuse

梵蒂冈将一名被指控性侵儿童的前驻多米尼加共和国大使实施软禁。

在波兰出生,曾经担任大主教的约瑟夫·维索洛斯基在今年6月受到性侵儿童指控后被罗马教廷剥夺神职。他现在面临性侵儿童的刑事指控。如果被定罪,维索洛斯基可能会被判处监禁。

教宗方济各说,在性侵指控问题上,教廷的任何神职人员,无论是神父或是红衣主教,都没有任何特权。

The Vatican has put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children.

Polish-born ex-Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski was defrocked in June after being found guilty of the charges. He now faces a separate criminal trial for child sex abuse for which he could face imprisonment.

Pope Francis has said no one in the church, from priests to high-ranking cardinals, has any privileges when it comes to allegations of sex abuse.