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 searching for asylum in the eastern province that is canadian.
Canadian priest Amer Saka gambled away significantly more than $380,000 in funds raised that were allowed to be utilized to aid Iraq refugees. No charges have already been filed against the Ontario man of the fabric.
Father Amer Saka of this St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church told Bishop Emanuel Shaleta in February he had gambled away most of the money, which had been gathered through parishioner donations. The Chaldean Church is headquartered in Baghdad, Iraq, and dates back to your 1st century, 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 been used for that function,’ Shaleta told the Toronto Star. ‘I was called by hi . . . and said he lost all the cash.’
The roughly $386,000 had been deposited into an account entrusted to Saka by families belonging to St. Joseph’s. The finances had been supposed to be safeguarded by the church and used to assist refugees that are incoming Iraq.
The Chaldean refugee sponsorship program requires donors to support migrants for at the least one year after they get to Can (المزيد…)