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Norway’s leading prelate investigated for fraud

February 27, 2015

Bishop Bernt Eidsvig of Oslo is under investigation for complicity in fraud after he admitted that his diocese used telephone directories to estimate the number of Catholics and thus receive increased funding from the state.

“The Church has registered immigrants from Catholic countries as members without asking them,” the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation reported, leading to an alleged illegitimate increase of 50 million kroner ($7.5 million) in government funding.


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