Sunday, January 07, 2007

Archbishop Wielgus Resigns

Just 2 days after his installation as Archbishop of Warsaw, Archbishop Stanislaus Wielgus has resigned.

From ABC News:

Warsaw's new archbishop resigned amid a scandal about his cooperation with the communist-era secret police, Poland's Roman Catholic Church said Sunday.
Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus, who took the office on Friday, has submitted his resignation, Poland's Episcopate said in a statement.

The church said Pope Benedict XVI asked the outgoing archbishop, Cardinal Jozef Glemp, to administer the archdiocese until a replacement is found.


Wielgus acknowledged Friday that he did have contact with the secret service, but he said that documents indicating he collaborated were written by the secret police and reflected their account of events, not the truth.

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