Italian diocese launches course to help priests avoid financial scams

 Italian diocese launches course to help priests avoid financial scams

Bishop Claudio Cipolla of Padua, Italy, is pictured giving a presentation for the “Scams Under the Belltower” course in this screen capture from a video posted on YouTube. After an elderly priest was scammed out of more than $450,000 by a group of people claiming poverty, the Diocese of Padua launched a continuing formation program for priests focused on financial accountability and avoiding scams. CNS photo

After an octogenarian priest was swindled out of more than $450,000 over a two-year period and threatened when he stopped giving the “family” money, the Diocese of Padua, Italy, launched a…

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