Archbishop Josef Wesolowski was  charged with child abuse and possession of child pornography. In June 2014, he was found guilty by a church disciplinary panel and deemed no longer fit to serve as a priest. Photograph: Danny Polanco/EPA

The Holy See has announced that the controversial former papal nuncio, Archbishop Josef Wesolowski (67), on trial in the Vatican on charges of paedo(...)

A file photograph of Josef Wesolowski, former papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic, who is facing paedophile charges. Photograph: Erika Santelices/ AFP/Getty Images.

The Holy See has said the controversial former papal nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Polish Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, is now under investigation (...)

 Dr Eamon Martin who succeeds Cardinal Seán Brady as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland, pictured at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Archbishop Eamon Martin, the new Primate of the Catholic Church, is seen as something of a relative “unknown” in the Holy See. Furthermore, he is see(...)

Former Vatican nuncio Josef Wesolowski who has been at the centre of a church scandal for almost a year. Photograph: Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images

The Holy See confirmed yesterday that former Vatican nuncio Josef Wesolowski has been “defrocked” following a canonical court hearing in Rome in whic(...)

Dutch cardinal Adrianus Simonis (centre) blesses the coffin of former Dutch bishop Jo Gijsen prior to a pontifical mass in the St Christoffel cathedral of Roermond, southern Netherlands, in June 2013. Photograph: Marcel van Hoorn/AFP/Getty Images

It was probably the worst-kept secret behind the closed doors of the Dutch Catholic Church: that the late Johannes Gijsen, the conservative bis(...)

Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, the Vatican’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic, offers mass in Santo Domingo in 2009. The Vatican has recalled Dr Wesolowski, who has been in the Dominican Republic for nearly six years, and relieved him of his duties pending an investigation. Photograph: Luis Gomez/Diario Libre/Reuters

The Vatican has recalled its ambassador to the Dominican Republic and relieved him of his duties pending an investigation, after local media accused (...)