Local May 27, 2015 | 7:48 am

Extradition of ex-Vatican envoy abused Dominican boys ‘difficult’

Santo Domingo.- Poland’s chief prosecutor Andrzejeg Seremet on Tuesday acknowledged as "difficult" that former Vatican envoy Jozef Wesolowski, a Polish citizen and charged with sexual abuse of minors in the Dominican Republic, could be extradited to the Caribbean country as many people demand.

Pope Francis ordered Wesolowski’s house arrest in Rome in September last year, citing the alleged "serious acts of child abuse in the Dominican Republic.

The Polish national, who faces as long as 10 years in prison, is accused of abusing minors during his mission in the Dominican Republic, where he was Vatican envoy from January 2008 to August 2013, shortly before the scandal broke.

In a press conference with Justice minister Francisco Dominguez, Seremet said the case can be punished in the Vatican, "but the possibility of extradition from the Vatican to Poland or some other country is a more difficult matter.”