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Archbishop Chaput airs anger over theft of archdiocesan funds

Catholic World News - February 06, 2012

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has written that the faithful of the archdiocese are right to be angry over reports that a senior financial offered stole $900,000 from the archdiocesan coffers.

"As bitter as this loss is, insurance will cover most of it," the archbishop said in a weekly column. However he quickly added: “This is little comfort and absolves no one.”

Archbishop Chaput noted that the independent audit firm engaged by the archdiocese had not discovered evidence of the missing funds. He expressed confidence that the theft—originally discovered last summer—was an isolated incident. Nevertheless, he said that he had already commission a complete review of financial affairs within the archdiocese, and expected to tighten controls.

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