Fake priest deceiving faithful in Argentina


A forty-year old man who goes by the names Gilmert Dunot and Sarmiento Gilberto José has been posing as a priest in Argentina and deceiving hundreds of Catholics.

Officials said the man uses a Swiss passport and asks people for money, claiming he was robbed, that he is sick or that his father died, or that he needs to travel to Switzerland.

The pastor of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Buenos Aires, Father Romulo Puiggari, said the man showed up at the door and asked permission to concelebrate Mass, but Father Puiggari became suspicious after he could not produce any credentials.

Father Puiggari warned that the man dresses in clerical garb and has been posing as a priest in other cities in Argentina.  He said he appears to be working in coordination with others and that he speaks several languages.

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