Ex-archbishop dies ahead of paedophilia trial

2015-08-28 12:01
Jozef Wesolowski. (AP)

Jozef Wesolowski. (AP)

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Vatican City - Former Polish archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who would have been the first high-ranking church official to go on trial on pedophilia charges, died overnight, a Vatican source said on Friday.

Wesolowski, aged 67, had suffered from health problems that last month caused postponement of his trial, which was to be the first against a church official under a Vatican justice system revamped by Pope Francis in response to widespread accusations of sexual abuse of children by priests.

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