- Jul 10, 2020
A priest being investigated for “excessive and questionable” communications with a minor and possible misuse of church funds committed suicide, the bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, said.
The origin of the candy cane is not exactly known, but an Arkansas priest-inventor had a hand in shaping the modern candy canes that you know and love this time of year.
Father Maurizio Pallù, 63, was kidnapped together with four companions in the southern Nigerian city of Benin. The motive for his kidnapping and the identity of the perpetrators remain unknown. On Friday, papal spokesman Greg Burke took to Twitter to say Pope Francis has been informed of the kidnapping, and he’s praying for the Italian priest.
A priest in California will spend three years in jail after being convicted of embezzling over $1 million. Prosecutors said he deposited 14 checks from parishioners into his personal account while he was pastor, although his lawyer argues he was not depositing the money for personal benefit.
The couple who was terrorized 40 years ago by a member of the Ku Klux Klan who later became a Catholic priest is calling for him to give the authorities any information he might have on other white supremacists who participated in his crimes. Father William Aitcheson said his actions at the time were “despicable.”