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Vatican orders Cardinal Dolan to probe Bishop DiMarzio sex abuse allegations

Added 01-18-20 06:18:02pm EST - “The Vatican has ordered Timothy Cardinal Dolan to probe allegations that Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio sexually abused an altar boy at a New Jersey church in the 1970s, The Post has learned. On?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Vatican orders Cardinal Dolan to probe Bishop DiMarzio sex abuse allegations”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Vatican has ordered Timothy Cardinal Dolan to probe allegations that Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio sexually abused an altar boy at a New Jersey church in the 1970s, The Post has learned.

On Jan. 7, “the Cardinal received instruction from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that he is to begin an investigation. As is our practice, the Cardinal will rely on outside professional forensic investigators to assist him in this matter,” said New York Archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling.

“Cardinal Dolan earlier notified the Holy See of the allegation that was raised concerning Bishop DiMarzio from his time as a priest in the Archdiocese of Newark,” the spokesman said in a statement.

Allegations against DiMarzio were launched in November, when Mark Matzek, now 56, publicly accused the 75-year-old bishop of molesting him while he was an 11-year-old altar boy and student at St. Nicholas Church and School in Jersey City.

Matzek’s lawyer Mitchell Garabedian — who is depicted in the “Spotlight” film about sex abuse by priests in Boston — notified church officials in New Jersey that he was preparing a lawsuit against DiMarzio, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press, which first reported the accusation.

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