Jozef Wesolowski


Age: 67

Summary: Polish defrocked Roman Catholic priest and the Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic from 2008 to 2013 who was recently charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country and had been due to go on trial in a Vatican tribunal on July 11, 2015 for allegedly causing grave psychological harm to victims and possessing an enormous quantity of child pornography (he was hospitalized in intensive care because of an unidentified "sudden illness" on the morning of the hearing, but no new trial date was made public and the presiding judge had adjourned the trial indefinitely), and who was previously defrocked under the Vatican's canon law procedures but was facing possible jail time if convicted in its civil tribunal.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: July 15, 1948

Died: August 28, 2015

Rome, Italy