Local September 16, 2013 | 7:54 am

Cardinal says priests in pedophilia cases should stand trial

Bani, Dominican Republic.- Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, on Sunday said that in the Church "we’re all, more than anything, praying," in reference to recent pedophilia cases in which even the ousted ambassador from the Vatican, Jozef Wesolowski, and other priests have been accused.

Visibly moved, the also Archbishop of Santo Domingo said the Church is is currently going through a very sad situation, and that “more than anything, we are praying."

"This has really mortified us a lot, so we hope things calm down," he said, but noted that those who’ve been accused, “should stand trial."

Lopez Rodriguez spoke after officiating a mass in the parish of Nizao township, Peravia Province (south).

The Polish priest Wodjiech Gil (Padre Alberto) has also been accused of pedophilia, in Juncalito, Santiago province.

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