Pope Francis dismisses the Bishop of Lowicz, Andrzej Dziuba, for failing to investigate allegations of abuse in Poland's Catholic Church. Catholic Church in the homeland of Francis' predecessor John Paul II has been rocked by abuse allegations for years.

There have been 13 cases in Poland in recent years in which bishops, bishops emeritus and an archbishop were punished by the Vatican because of allegations of cover-up. The clergy often offered to resign before the results of the investigation were announced.