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More than 1.200 Polish professors and scientists defend Pope John Paul II. against possible slander. They reject accusations that he covered up pedophilic acts of Catholic clerics.
They express this in a joint appeal in view of a "wave of accusations" against the Polish-born pope (1978-2005). A thorough analysis of the Vatican's investigative report on the dismissed U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick found "no facts" that could be the basis for such accusations, the signatories said, according to Polish media reports (Wednesday).