Poland’s Catholic Church leaders are preparing to publish statistics on the abuse of minors by priests since 1990.
Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki says the documented cases are to be published during a news conference Thursday.
Church leaders in predominantly Catholic Poland have admitted to cases of abuse of minors by priests but have not revealed their number.
A private foundation supporting victims of abuse has given Pope Francis a list of more than 90 court verdicts on priests and hundreds of cases of alleged abuse.
Recently, a statue of a prominent Solidarity-era priest was removed amid allegations that the late Rev. Henryk Jankowski, respected for his pro-democracy activity in the 1980s, abused minors.
Church leaders have been discussing abuse and ways of protecting children during a three-day meeting in Warsaw.