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Spokesman: Poland's church will not compensate victims of child sex abuse among priests
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, October 4, 2013 8:04 AM EDT
A spokesman for Poland's Catholic Church says it will not pay compensation to victims of priests who sexually abused children.
Kloch was reacting to a 200,000 zlotys claim made by a 25-year-old victim against his parish and local church authorities after they failed to reach a settlement.
Kloch says "the Church will not pay compensation to victims of pedophile priests. The wrongdoer should do it."
Some 27 priests have been convicted in Poland of abusing children. Authorities in the Dominican Republic are investigating allegations that two Polish priests there, including a Vatican envoy, abused boys.