BISHOP’S MIS­TRESS SCAN­DAL

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VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis Wednesday ac­cepted the res­ig­na­tion of an In­done­sian bishop who had been ac­cused by his own priests of hav­ing a mis­tress and skim­ming US$124,000 (RM523,000) from Church cof­fers. Ruteng bishop Hu­ber­tus Leteng will be re­placed tem­po­rar­ily by Sylvester San, the Bali-based bishop of Den­pasar, pend­ing a new ap­point­ment, the Vatican said. A to­tal of 69 priests were re­ported to have re­signed in June in protest at Leteng’s con­duct, prompt­ing a Vatican probe. – AFP

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