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Catholic Church Recalls Envoy over Abuse Claims

Was serving in the Dominican Republic


 The Vatican has recalled the papal envoy to the Dominican Republic as authorities in the Caribbean country investigate rumors of alleged child sex abuse.

A statement from a Vatican spokesman says a church investigation was under way of the papal nuncio, Archbishop Josef Wesolowski.

The statement Wednesday from Rev. Federico Lombardi did not specify the nature of the accusations against the Polish-born prelate.