Earlier post here.Update (2130 GMT): Radio Polonia.
‘I did harm to the Church’ says Wielgus
Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus has made an apology in a special statement to the Warsaw diocese, admitting, in effect, that he has lied in recent days over allegations of collaboration with the communist era secret services.
The Archbishop said that: “By the fact that I was involved [with the communist services] I did great harm to the Church and I harmed it again recently in the face of a heated media campaign when I denied the fact of this collaboration’.
The apology and admission comes just two days before Stanislaw Wielgus is scheduled to be formally sworn in as Archbishop of Warsaw.
In a statement given earlier in the day, however, he said he had talked to the communist secret police in order to be allowed to travel abroad but denied being a secret informer.
He said he had not carried out any spy missions and had not done any harm to anyone with his words or actions.
The Church commission, which studied secret police documents, acknowledged that the archbishop had spied for the communist-era secret services, saying that there was sufficient evidence to confirm that he was a willing informer.
Are we supposed to believe this now, or are we suposed to wait for another apology? We must be clear: Archbishop Wielgus was a liar in the past, he has been a liar in the past few days, and he is a shame to Holy Mother Church and to the Polish Motherland he betrayed in the past and has betrayed even today.
Shame on him!