The claims of a Catholic church Bishop in Poland sexually abusing a young girl decades ago is under investigation
A Bishop in the southern city of Krakow,Jan Szkodon in a statement said the Vatican had told him of the inquiry,saying that the accusations were ‘false and harmful.’
The victim said she came forward after seeing a documentary on abuse in church- a video that went viral on YouTube last year.
The film, called “Tell No One”, includes hidden camera footage of victims who are now adults confronting elderly priests about the abuse they suffered decades earlier.
The accused Szkodon published a statement on the Krakow diocese website which he said
“I firmly declare that the accusations against me are false and harmful to my reputation which I intend to defend.” he added that until the Matter is clarified,he will not engage in any pastoral work.