Orán, Argentina, Nov 8, 2019 / 13:01 pm
Local civil authorities on Thursday raided the chancery of the Diocese of Orán, where Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta was bishop from 2013 to 2017. Bishop Zanchetta has been charged with sexual assault, as well as fraud and mismanagement of funds.
He was charged in June with assaulting two seminarians.
Orán's Economic Crime Unit raided offices in the chancery Nov. 7. The raid was carried out to investigate Zanchetta's alleged fraud against the state, according to El Oranense.
In addition to accusations of mismanaging church funds donated by the faithful in diocese, public records show that Zanchetta received more than 1 million Argentine pesos from Salta Province to restore a rectory and for lectures at the seminary which never occurred.