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Brazilian bishop charged with stealing from diocesan donations

BRASILIA (CNS): Bishop Jose Ronaldo Ribeiro of Formosa, Brazil, was arrested and charged, along with four diocesan priests, of stealing about $4.75 million of diocesan money.
 
On March 21, two days after the arrest, Pope Francis named Archbishop Paulo Mendes Peixoto of Uberaba, to serve as apostolic administrator of the diocese. The pope did not remove Bishop Ribeiro from his post.
 

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Priest’s arrest state secret

HONG KONG (UCAN): Forty-year-old Father Fei Jisheng, from the official Church community in Liaoning in China, was arrested and charged with stealing money donated for charitable purposes on October 18.

However, the local Catholic community believes the authorities are clamping down on what they regard as his involvement in an outreach programme mostly carried on away from the public eye.

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