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Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Johannes Bündgens in November 2022

Pope Francis accepts resignation of German bishop found guilty of embezzlement

Nov 8, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a German bishop who was convicted of embezzling money from a woman... Read more

Cathedral of Christ the King, Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock’s Catholic cathedral finds $250k missing, FBI finds embezzlement suspect in Colombia

Jun 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

A man who allegedly stole more than $250,000 from Lubbock’s Christ the King Cathedral has been located in Colombia, and... Read more

 Cathedral of St. Eugene in Santa Rosa, CA.

Car crash reveals Santa Rosa priest embezzled $95,000

Jul 22, 2019

When EMTs rushed to the scene of a Santa Rosa car accident June 19, they found Fr. Oscar Diaz, a... Read more

Oregon Catholic school leader charged with embezzling $50K

Jul 18, 2018

A former advancement director at a Catholic school in Oregon has been charged with embezzling more than $50,000 from the... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Embezzlement trial begins for ex-Vatican Bank president

May 9, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The first hearing in a trial against the former president of the Institute of Religious Works (IOR) – known as... Read more

Former Catholic Charities employee sentenced for embezzlement

Apr 17, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A former immigration services director of Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City has been sentenced to 10 years probation after she... Read more

Bishop, five priests arrested in Brazil, accused of embezzling Church funds

Mar 21, 2018

A Catholic bishop, five priests and other administrative officials in the Brazilian state of Goiás have been arrested on accusations... Read more

California priest who embezzled donations gets prison time, $1.9 million fine

Oct 5, 2017

A priest in California has been sentenced to three years in prison for bank fraud and ordered to pay restitution... Read more

Priest collar.

Pope Francis dismisses from clerical state priest who stole $300k

Apr 12, 2017

Pope Francis has dismissed a New Hampshire priest from the clerical state, after the priest was convicted of stealing some... Read more

Oysters, wine and travel? A UK priest's bizarre fraud scandal

Apr 10, 2017

Fr. John Reid, a Roman Catholic priest serving in County Durham, England, has been spared an 18-month jail sentence for... Read more

Philly priest charged with stealing $500k for concerts, dinners, casinos

Apr 7, 2017

A Philadelphia monsignor is being charged with embezzling more than half a million dollars from the priests’ home where he... Read more

California priest found guilty of embezzling donations

Mar 24, 2017

A priest in California has been found guilty of diverting $19,000 in donations to his personal account.  Read more

New York City.

New York Archdiocese responds to priest embezzlement claims

Dec 17, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

The Archdiocese of New York says that it takes seriously accusations in a recent lawsuit claiming that a New York... Read more