Notes From Poland reports:
A Catholic curia in Poland has asked for a court to determine the sexuality of the victim of a priest and whether he took “pleasure in the intimate relationship”. The victim says he was 12 years old when the abuse began.
Last year, Janusz Szymik – pictured above as a child – launched a civil case against Bielsko-Żywiec diocese. He is seeking 3 million zloty (€660,000) compensation from the curia, which he argues is responsible for abuse he suffered at the hands of a priest – who can be named only as Jan W. under Polish privacy law – in the 1980s.
A church court had previously found Jan W. guilty of sexual offences against Szymik when the latter was a child. In 2017, he was given a five-year ban on conducting priestly ministry and hearing confession, and was ordered to live in isolation.
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‼️ Kuria w Bielsku-Białej chce, aby sąd sprawdził, czy ofiara księdza pedofila mężczyzna jest homoseksualistą i czy relacja z księdzem nie była dla niego źródłem satysfakcji. Tylko, gdy koszmar się rozpoczął, ofiara miała 12 l. Ujawniam to dziś w @onetpl https://t.co/hKMOXn0MwK
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