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Philadelphia archdiocese fires top financial officer after probe of missing funds

July 25, 2011

The Philadelphia archdiocese, already shaken by a sharply critical grand-jury report on the handling of sex-abuse complaints, and the indictment of a former archdiocesan official for allegedly failing to report abuse, has now dismissed its top financial officer after an investigation into missing funds.

Anita Guzzardi was fired after a local prosecutor informed the archdiocese about an investigation into thousands of dollars of missing funds. The archdiocese quickly began its own investigation, and a preliminary report led to Guzzardi's firing.


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  • Posted by: adamah - Jul. 25, 2011 9:20 PM ET USA

    Why is it that financial impropriety is the thing that gets bishops to act the quickest? Heresy? We must gently reach out to them. Sexual indiscretions? Leave of absence. Embezzlement? Hurry! Sound the alarm!

  • Posted by: Jim.K - Jul. 25, 2011 7:14 PM ET USA

    Well, there is one less mess for Archbishop Chaupaut to have to clean up! Is anybody watching the shop? Where are all these "religious" administrators we so hansomely pay?