Polish diocese apologizes for asking if sex abuse victim is gay and if he enjoyed sexual encounters with priest

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New York Daily News

A Catholic diocese in Poland has apologized for asking the court whether a man who was sexually abused by a priest as a young boy was gay and whether he might have enjoyed the sexual encounters. Janusz Szymik, 48, was an altar boy when the abuse began in the 1980s. Last year he sued the diocese of Bielsko-Zywiec, in southern Poland, in a civil court claiming that a priest in a local church had abused several boys, including him. The priest, who has been identified only as Rev. Jan W., has admitted to the abuse. Earlier this week, the Polish news portal Onet published some documents which had b…

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