Bishop resigns in sexual, financial scandals


This Indonesian 23 April 2017 video shows Bishop Hubertus Leteng preaching.

Now, it turns out to have been one of the Most Reverend’s last sermons.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of an Indonesian bishop. The clergyman is accused of having an affair and embezzling more than 100,000 euros in church funds.

The Vatican examined the allegations against Bishop Hubertus Leteng. The scandals came to light in June because seventy pastors from his diocese resigned in protest.

They said that Leteng had a lover, while for Roman Catholic priests celibacy applies. …

The clergyman is said to have taken tens of thousands of euros intended for the diocese and a conference of bishops. …

He gave no reason for his sudden departure. Leteng is 58 and could have stayed for another 17 years as a bishop. The Vatican also did not want to explain the dismissal of the prelate.

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