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Poland's Catholic Church Set to Release Sex Abuse Statistics

Thursday, 14 March 2019 09:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Catholic Church leaders are preparing to publish statistics on the abuse of minors by priests since 1990.

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki says the documented cases are to be published during a news conference Thursday.

Church leaders in predominantly Catholic Poland have admitted to cases of abuse of minors by priests but have not revealed their number.

A private foundation supporting victims of abuse has given Pope Francis a list of more than 90 court verdicts on priests and hundreds of cases of alleged abuse.

Recently, a statue of a prominent Solidarity-era priest was removed amid allegations that the late Rev. Henryk Jankowski, respected for his pro-democracy activity in the 1980s, abused minors.

Church leaders have been discussing abuse and ways of protecting children during a three-day meeting in Warsaw.

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