Argentinean Bishop Fernando Carlos Maletti and seven other priests who were with him at the diocesan chancery, were robbed by two armed men on July 23.
According to media reports, the bishop told police that the two men entered and “told us they were going to rob us, and they told us to give them all the money we were carrying while they searched the offices for any valuables.”
The newspaper La Nacion reported that the two men made off with around $2000, a DVD player, a cell phone and a set of computer speakers.
Bishop Maletti said it was the first time in his eight years in San Carlos de Bariloche that he has been the victim of a crime. “Nobody is immune,” he said. “We all bear responsibility for the huge social debt that Argentina has, and the kids that assaulted us are victims of that debt,” the bishop said.