We earn 8% in referral fees when you shop Amazon through our link. We make it easy! Click to learn how.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Suspended on abuse complaint, Filipino priest now suspected of ivory-smuggling

Catholic World News - September 26, 2012

Police in the Philippines plan to question a suspended Catholic priest about his possible involvement in an ivory-smuggling operation.

Msgr. Cristobal Garcia came under suspicion when his collection of religious figurines, carved from ivory, was featured in National Geographic magazine.

Msgr. Garcia was suspended from ministry in the Archdiocese of Cebu because of separate accusations of sexual abuse. The abuse charges against him, which date from his work in the US over 20 years ago, are currently being investigated by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($31,294 to go):
$35,000.00 $3,706.25
89% 11%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Two links - moral relativism in elementary schools and charges of "genocide" in the Old Testament 13 hours ago
Don’t touch that Smile! Helping CatholicCulture.org by shopping on Amazon. 21 hours ago
Church Fathers: Introduction to the Greek Apologists March 1
Ad Imaginem Dei: a gem of a blog on Christian art February 28
The Complexities of Persecution February 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5