A Canadian priest in Ontario has admitted to losing significantly more than CDN$500,000 (US$386,000) in charitable funds that were supposed to help Iraqi refugees seeking asylum within the eastern province that is canadian.
Canadian priest Amer Saka gambled away more than $380,000 in funds raised that were allowed to be used to aid Iraq refugees. No charges have already been filed against the Ontario man of the cloth.
Father Amer Saka regarding the St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church told Bishop Emanuel Shaleta in February that he had gambled away all of the money, which had been collected through parishioner donations. The Chaldean Church is headquartered in Baghdad, Iraq, and dates back to the century that is 1st though Saka’s parish in London, Ontario was started less than five years ago with Pope Benedict XVI’s blessing.
‘We believe Father Saka has a gambling that is serious and that these funds may have already been utilized for that purpose,’ Shaleta told the Toronto Star. ‘He called me . . . and said he destroyed all the money.’
The roughly $386,000 ended up being deposited into a free account entrusted to Saka by families belonging to St. Joseph’s. The finances were said to be safeguarded by the church and used to assist incoming refugees from Iraq.
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