×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: EU | Poland | Church | Sex Abuse

Polish Activists Pull Down Statue of Disgraced Priest

Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:38 AM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Activists in Poland have pulled down a statue of a disgraced late priest after mounting allegations that he sexually abused minors.

They acted under cover of night early Thursday to make a protest about the failure of the Polish church to deal with the problem of abuse.

Video footage shows three men attaching a rope around the statue of Mgr. Henryk Jankowski in Gdansk and then pulling it down. Jankowski was a prominent priest of the Solidarity pro-democracy movement in the 1980s who died in 2010.

The private broadcaster TVN24 reported the three were arrested.

Their action comes as church leaders gather at the Vatican to grapple with the sex abuse crisis in the church.

© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


GlobalTalk
Activists in Poland have pulled down a statue of a disgraced late priest after mounting allegations that he sexually abused minors.They acted under cover of night early Thursday to make a protest about the failure of the Polish church to deal with the problem of abuse.Video...
EU,Poland,Church,Sex Abuse
118
2019-38-21
Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:38 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved