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Indonesian scandal-hit bishop dies at 63

August 02, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Hubert Leteng, who resigned as bishop of Ruteng in 2017 amid accusations that he spent diocesan funds to support a mistress, died on July 31 at the age of 63.

Following Bishop Leteng’s resignation, the Vatican permitted him to minister in the Diocese of Bandang, which is led by Bishop Antonius Bunyamin, the prelate who conducted the apostolic visitation that led to Bishop Leteng’s resignation.

During the funeral Mass homily, Bishop Bunyamin praised Bishop Leteng for his willingness to resign for the good of the Church, for his poverty, and for his kindness. ”Because he was so kind, he was taken advantage of by certain people,” he added.

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