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Poland marches defend John Paul II from abuse cover-up claim

People take part in a march in defense of the late pope, St. John Paul II, in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, 2nd April, 2023.

Warsaw, Poland AP Thousands of Poles joined marches Sunday in defence of the late pope, St John Paul II, following a TV documentary that alleged he covered up child sex abuse involving clergy in his native Poland before his election as pontiff. The marches took place in Warsaw and other cities on the 18th anniversary of John […]

Poland’s ruling nationalists push John Paul II’s legacy to election centre stage

A giant statue of Pope John Paul II stands in Czestochowa, Poland, March 14, 2023. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Wadowice, PolandReuters A controversy over John Paul II’s legacy looks set to spur some undecided voters in Polish elections due by November, political analysts say, as allegations that the late Pope concealed child abuse deepen rifts in the predominantly Catholic country. Claims in a new book and TV documentary that the late Pope, born Karol […]