Secrets

Secret paternity tests remain illegal

Secret paternity tests still may not be used as evidence in court. This is what the Federal Prosecution Court ruled Tuesday. This would violate the right of the child concerned to informational self-determination, it was argued. But the legislature must enact new provisions by the end of March 2008 to make it easier to verify paternity, the judges ruled.
Family counselor Ingrid Rasch advises families to have frank conversations with professional help.

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Long shadows of the past

Exactly two years after the spectacular resignation of Warsaw Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus, there is new controversy in Poland over the handling of alleged secret service contacts by clergymen. This time the ie is the influential longtime Apostolic Nuncio in Warsaw, Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk (70), and whether he was an informant for the former communist secret service SB.