Polish bishop accused of shielding abusive priests dies

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Polish bishop accused of shielding abusive priests dies

<div> <p><span class="caps">WARSAW</span> – Former Polish bishop Edward Janiak, who resigned last year after being accused of shielding priests known to have sexually abused children, has died, the Episcopate said on Thursday.</p> <p>Janiak, who was bishop of Kalisz, stepped down after church leaders in Poland referred him to the Vatican for judgment after the release of a film purporting to show that he failed to take action against priests who were known to have abused children. Janiak had denied wrongdoing.</p> <p/> </div>