Friday, August 11, 2017

7 Vatican investigates claims against bishop after dozens of priests resign

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Vatican investigates claims against bishop after dozens of priests resign

INDONESIA
Catholic Herald (UK)
by Catholic News Service
posted Thursday, 10 Aug 2017
Bishop Leteng of Ruteng, Indonesia, is accused of diverting funds to a mistress but denies the charge
The Vatican has appointed an apostolic visitor to investigate claims by Indonesian priests that their bishop had a mistress and misappropriated church funds.
Bishop Antonius Subianto Bunyamin of Bandung, Indonesia, told ucanews.com that the Vatican had asked him to look into the accusations against Bishop Hubertus Leteng of Ruteng, Indonesia.
Bishop Bunyamin, also general secretary of the Indonesian bishops’ conference, was scheduled to visit the diocese on Catholic-majority Flores Island next week, ucanews.com reported.
The appointment followed social media postings that Catholics in the Ruteng diocese living in Jakarta would gather at the apostolic nunciature for a vigil calling for a speedy resolution to the situation.