- Mar 2, 2021
Honduran Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, who is facing allegations of financial mismanagement, said Pope Francis has called him to express his full support for the prelate.
An Italian media outlet has reported allegations of financial mismanagement on the part of Honduran Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga, although no formal allegations or charges have been raised against the cardinal to date.
Pope Francis approved the resignation of 58-year-old Indonesian Bishop Hubertus Leteng following the investigation into allegations that he secretly borrowed $94,000 from the Indonesian bishops’ conference and $30,000 from the diocese, without providing an accountability report. Now the diocese and the bishops’ conference want him to repay the money.
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.
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.
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.