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Ex-Mississippi priest indicted; Homeland Security affidavit accuses diocese of lying to parishioners

July 17, 2020

» Continue to this story on The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson)

CWN Editor's Note: According to the report, the affidavit alleges that the Diocese of Jackson “allowed parishioners to be defrauded for years” by a priest who is “accused of lying about having cancer, concealing an HIV diagnosis and advocating a fictitious orphanage in Mexico in an attempt to defraud parishioners.” The ex-priest, Lenin Vargas, has fled to Mexico; the diocese has responded to the report.

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