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El Papa acepta renuncia de obispo acusado de malversar fondos de la Iglesia

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By (CNA/EWTN)
9/12/2018 (9 months ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

El Papa Francisco acepto la renuncia del Obispo de Formosa (Brasil), Mons. Jose Ronaldo Ribeiro, acusado junto a otros 5 sacerdotes de malversar fondos de la Iglesia en marzo de 2018.

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By (CNA/EWTN)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
9/12/2018 (9 months ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: Pope, accepts resignation, bishop accused, embezzling church funds


Vaticano (ACI Prensa) - Asi lo dio a conocer este miercoles 12 de septiembre la Sala de Prensa de la Santa Sede, que tambien informo del nombramiento del Arzobispo de Uberaba, Mons. Paulo Mendes Peixoto, como Administrador Apostolico Sede Vacante de la Diocesis de Formosa.

Mons. Ronaldo tiene 61 años de edad y, en condiciones regulares, su renuncia debia presentarla todavia en 14 anos mas, cuando cumpliera 75, la edad limite para el servicio pastoral de los obispos al mando de las diocesis catolicas del mundo.

Aunque el comunicado del Vaticano no menciona el caso, en marzo de este año Mons. Ronaldo y otros cinco sacerdotes fueron arrestados y encarcelados con prision preventiva en el marco de la operacion "Caifas", ordenada por el Ministerio Publico de Goias.

Fueron acusados de desviar 2 millones de reales (unos 600 mil dolares) y de usar el dinero de las parroquias de la Diocesis de Formosa para comprar una hacienda de ganado y una casa de loterias.

El dinero malversado proviene de diezmos, donaciones, estipendios por bautismos y matrimonios de los templos ubicados en los municipios de Posse, Formosa y Planaltina, en los alrededores de Brasilia, la capital de Brasil.

Segun las autoridades, el desvio de dinero se realiza desde 2015, cuando el Obispo tomo posesion de la Diocesis de Formosa.

El martes 17 de abril un tribunal de justicia acepto un habeas corpus presentado por Mons. Ronaldo. Luego se procedio a su liberacion y a la de los otros 5 presbiteros.

El entonces Obispo de Formosa afirmo ser inocente de las acusaciones y dijo que fueron victimas de un plan para desmoralizarlos, siendo "acusados â€

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