Local September 3, 2013 | 2:25 pm

Vatican’s rep in Dominican Republic at center of pedophile scandal

Santo Domingo. – Monsignor Agripino Nuñez on Tuesday confirmed that Pope Francis recalled papal nuncio Jozef Wesolowski from the country, after a report linking him to child abuse.

He said the Vatican has begun an investigation and as an ambassador, the nuncio’s case must be treated from government to government.

He said Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez sent the report to the Vatican. "Nobody is above the law and everyone who commits a crime, which I consider shameful, must accept the consequences."

Nuñez, speaking in the Chamber of Deputies, said the Polish priest Alberto Gil Nojache should be subjected to the same consequence for his alleged abuse of minors in the town of Juncalito, Janico, Santiago.

Both Nojache and Wesolowski allegedly took a group of boys to a villa in the resort area of Juan Dolio.

Nunezz said that although the Catholics are being accused, Nojache had been expelled from the church and returned to Poland, for which it’s up to the Justice Ministry to seek extradition and prosecution.

He added that the nuncio’s situation surprised him because Wesolowski was a very active in church and took part in the activities of the PCMM University, headed by Nuñez.

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