I am deeply moved by what I saw in Tomasz Sekielski’s film. The enormous suffering of people who have been hurt triggers pain and shame. At this moment, I also have before my eyes the drama of the victims whom I have met personally. I thank all those who have the courage to speak about their suffering.
I apologize for every wound inflicted by members of the Church. As the Delegate for the Protection of Children and Youth of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, I will do everything in my power to help the victims.
The information disclosed shows how necessary the regulations of the latest document of Pope Francis (the Motu proprio Vos estis lux mundi) are. All matters must be clarified. No one in the Church can avoid responsibility.
We must protect children and young people.
There is no other path for the Church.
Archbishop Wojciech Polak
Primate of Poland
Delegate of the Polish Bishops’ Conference for the Protection of Children and Youth