About 30 years ago Stanislaw Wielgus was a student at the University of Munch while Cardinal Ratzinger was a professor there. Late this fall Benedict XVI appointed Wielgus Archbishop of Warsaw, the premier diocese in Poland. On the day Weilgus was to take possession of his cathedral, crowded with civil and ecclesiastical dignitaries, he stoosd up and in a short note to the Pope submitted his resignation as Archbishop of Warsaw and sat down to cheers and jeers.
What happened? Rumours which had circulated for a long time were confirmed by written documents. Wielgus was one of the minority of the Catholic clergy who agreed to inform on his colleagues in the clergy to the communists.
As soon as this information was confirmed Pope Benedict cancelled Wielgus’ appointment to Warsaw. This is very curious since the appointment of bishops is done with great care.
In the United Sttes and other countries the cover-up was over child abuse. In Poland the cover-up is over clergy informants. Is this the end of the cover-ups?