2015-08-29 12:44:00

Autopsy results confirm cause of former Nuncio's death

(Vatican Radio) The vice-Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Ciro Benedettini, CP, issued a statement to journalists Saturday morning, explaining that preliminary results of the autopsy performed on the disgraced and defrocked former Nuncio, Jozef Wesolowski, confirm the decedent succumbed to natural causes – specifically a deadly cardiac episode.

Below, please find Vatican Radio’s English translation of the full statement


Following the sudden death, which occurred late on the past Thursday, August 27, of the former Apostolic Nuncio Jozef Wesołowski, the Office of the Vatican’s Promoter of Justice [the Vatican prosecutor], as part of the obligations of its authority, ordered the execution of an autopsy examination, appointing a Commission of three experts, coordinated by Prof. Giovanni Arcudi, Professor of Forensic Medicine at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

The investigations took place [Friday] afternoon and, according to the first conclusions reached on the basis of macroscopic examination, confirmed the natural cause of death, attributable to cardiac event.

In the coming days the Office of the Promoter of Justice will acquire the further findings of the usual laboratory tests carried out by the aforementoned Commission.

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