Three men dressed as fake cler­gy­men re­quest­ing dona­tions

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Three men dressed as fake cler­gy­men are vis­it­ing churches and con­vents re­quest­ing dona­tions, prompt­ing the Cu­ria to is­sue a warn­ing on its web­site.

In the past days, the state­ment said, the three men dressed as a bishop, Bene­dic­tine friar and a priest have called on parishes and con­vents to ask for money.

The ‘bishop’, the state­ment said, in­tro­duces him­self as a man from Cospicua, and the three also ask to say Mass in the lo­cal­ity. They speak about projects they have and the money needed to carry them out, in the hope of elic­it­ing a do­na­tion.

The Cu­ria said that th­ese three ‘cler­gy­men’ are not or­dained and should not be al­lowed to say Mass. Nei­ther should they be al­lowed into cer­tain parts of the con­vents and monas­ter­ies.

Any­one who needs fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the Cu­ria on 2124 5350.

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