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Former archbishop accused of abusing minors, possessing child porn is buried in Poland

Mourners gather for the burial of Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop accused of abusing teenage boys, in Czorsztyn, Poland, on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.  Wesolowski died at age on 67 on Aug. 27. A Vatican court charged Wesolowski of sexually abusing boys in the Dominican Republic and possessing large amounts of child pornography. In July a trial began against Wesolowski but it was abruptly adjourned to an undetermined later date due to his falling ill on the eve of the start. (AP Photo)   POLAND OUR

Mourners gather for the burial of Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop accused of abusing teenage boys, in Czorsztyn, Poland, on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Wesolowski died at age on 67 on Aug. 27. A Vatican court charged Wesolowski of sexually abusing boys in the Dominican Republic and possessing large amounts of child pornography. In July a trial began against Wesolowski but it was abruptly adjourned to an undetermined later date due to his falling ill on the eve of the start. (AP Photo) POLAND OUR  (The Associated Press)

The Polish church has buried a former papal diplomat who died before he could face trial at the Vatican on charges of sexually abusing minors and possessing child pornography.

Silence and contemplation replaced the sermon at the funeral Saturday for Jozef Wesolowski in the southern Polish village of Czorsztyn. At a funeral for him at the Vatican on Monday, eight minutes of silence also replaced a homily for the disgraced former archbishop.

Wesolowski died at the age of 67 in his room at the Vatican on Aug. 27 as he was awaiting trial in a Holy See court. The Vatican has said that preliminary autopsy results showed he died of a heart attack.

Wesolowski was accused of sexually abusing teenage boys while serving as papal envoy in the Dominican Republic.