Ex-papal nuncio Wesolowski sent to trial July 11 - update

For alleged child sex abuse in Dominican Republic

(ANSA) - Vatican City, June 15 - Former papal nuncio Josef Wesolowski will go on trial in the Vatican for child sex abuse while an envoy on July 11, the Vatican said Monday. Former archbishop Wesolowski, a Pole, was arrested in the Vatican in September on charges of allegedly abusing children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic. It was the first arrest inside the Vatican for alleged paedophilia. He is also charged with possession of child porn after his return to Rome in 2013. The ex-envoy faces six-seven years in jail.


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