Rome Newsroom, Nov 16, 2020 / 06:45 am
A Polish cardinal recently sanctioned by the Vatican for sexual abuse has died at the age of 97.
Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz died Monday morning, the Polish bishops’ conference announced Nov. 16.
Earlier this month, the apostolic nunciature in Poland announced disciplinary measures against the cardinal on Nov. 6 as the result of an investigation into “the accusations against Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz and … other accusations concerning the past of the cardinal.”
The cardinal had been accused of sexually abusing a seminarian in the 1980s and of covering up abuse in another case. Gulbinowicz served as archbishop of Wrocław, in southwest Poland, from 1976 to 2004.