At the request of the Holy See, I inform you that, acting on the basis of the provisions of the Code of Canon Law and Pope Francis’ motu proprio Vos Estis Lux Mundi, the Holy See—following formal reports—has conducted an investigation into the reported negligence of Bishop Stefan Regmunt in the case of sexual abuse of minors by two priests of the Diocese of Zielona Góra and Gorzów.
As a result of the completed investigation, the Holy See has taken the following decisions concerning Msgr. Stefan Regmunt:
- Prohibition on participating in any celebrations or public meetings on the territory of the Diocese of Zielona Góra and Gorzów;
- Prohibition on participation in the bodies of the Polish Bishops’ Conference;
- An order for the diocese of Zielona Góra and Gorzów to participate financially—with private funds—in the expenses of the diocese of Zielona Góra and Gorzów related to the prevention of sexual abuse of minors.
Metropolitan Archbishop of Gniezno
Primate of Poland
Delegate of the Polish Bishops’ Conference for the Protection of Children and Youth
Warsaw, 25 June 2021