Brazilian Bishop And Priests Accused Of Stealing £462,000 From Church Funds

LAD Bible

March 26, 2018

By Tom Wood

A group of Brazilian priests have been arrested on charges of stealing £426,000 in donations to the church, funeral costs, and charity cash.

Jose Ribeiro, who is the Bishop of Formosa – located in Brazil’s state of Goiás – has been arrested alongside five other priests and three non-priests.

They’ve all been detained in prison accused of stealing 2 million reais (£426,000) from the church. The police raided one priests house and found about 90,000 reais (£19,200) hidden in plastic bags and stashed behind a false wall.

It is thought that the scheme took place over three years and aimed at diverting money from the church’s coffers and into the pockets of the gang.

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