• Indonesia bishop resigns in finance, mistress scandal

    Indonesia bishop resigns in finance, mistress scandal

    • Oct 11, 2017

    Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Bishop Hubertus Leteng of Indonesia’s Ruteng diocese. The Vatican sent an investigator to look into allegations that Leteng had a mistress and secretly borrowed $94,000 from the Indonesian bishops’ conference and another $30,000 from the diocese without accounting for it.

  • Volkswagen’s ‘dieselgate’ poses ethical challenge for German Protestants

    Volkswagen’s ‘dieselgate’ poses ethical challenge for German Protestants

    • May 25, 2017

    Since this year is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, one leading critic has come up with a slogan resonant with Martin Luther’s own pithy way of speaking: “Kein Ablass für Abgas!” (No indulgences for exhaust fumes). Hamburg pastor Matthias Kaiser wrote in an article asking whether having VW provide the Protestant Church Assembly’s official vehicle fleet was compatible with Christian values.

  • Pope dismisses priest who stole $300K from bishop, hospital

    Pope dismisses priest who stole $300K from bishop, hospital

    • Apr 8, 2017

    The Diocese of Manchester said Friday, April 7, 2017, that Pope Francis dismissed Arsenault from the priesthood on Feb. 28. Arsenault is serving a jail sentence after he was convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from a hospital, a bishop and a deceased priest’s estate.