Canadian Priest Gambles Away $386,000 in Donations Earmarked for Iraqi Refugees

Canadian Priest Gambles Away $386,000 in Donations Earmarked for Iraqi Refugees

A Canadian priest in Ontario has admitted to losing more than CDN$500,000 (US$386,000) in charitable funds that were supposed to help Iraqi refugees searching for asylum into the eastern province that is canadian.

Canadian priest Amer Saka gambled away significantly more than $380,000 in funds raised that were supposed to be utilized to aid Iraq refugees. No charges were filed against the Ontario man of the cloth.

Father Amer Saka of this St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church told Bishop Emanuel Shaleta in February he had gambled away most of the cash, which had been gathered through parishioner donations. The Chaldean Church is headquartered in Baghdad, Iraq, and goes back to your century that is 1st though Saka’s parish in London, Ontario was created less than five years ago with Pope Benedict XVI’s blessing.

‘We believe Father Saka has a serious gambling problem and that these funds may have been utilized for that purpose,’ Shaleta told the Toronto Star. ‘I was called by hi . . . and said he destroyed all the cash.’

Unholy Happenings

The roughly $386,000 had been deposited into a merchant account entrusted to Saka by families belonging to St. Joseph’s. The finances had been supposed to be safeguarded by the church and used to assist refugees that are incoming Iraq.

The Chaldean refugee sponsorship program requires donors to support migrants for at the least one 12 months after they arrive in (더 보기…)

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