- Jul 7, 2020
A longtime employee of Catholic Charities has been fired over an alleged fraud scheme that resulted in the loss of $1.9 million over a period of seven years, with an internal investigation still ongoing and the employee still unidentified.
Cardinal Domenico Calcagno is reportedly under investigation for alleged misappropriations of funds at an institute to support the clergy in Liguria.
Behind the sensational headlines about a New York priest accused of pilfering church coffers to pay for an extravagant lifestyle – “Priest paid his male ‘sex master’ from collection plate: lawsuit,” as the New York Post put it — is the surprisingly common accusation of a trusted employee or volunteer
A statement on Saturday from the Vatican bank confirmed that two former managers and a lawyer are facing criminal charges and their accounts have been seized, describing the move as a sign of the bank’s “commitment to transparency and zero tolerance.” The statement appeared in response to a Reuters report