Bishop, South Africa: On Misuse of Church Funds by Priests and Religious

“There is a temptation to forget on the side of the relatives that Priesthood is a sacrifice, and that family members and friends should not expect to be supported by their Priest son or Priest uncle as if he is working,” the South African Bishop says.

According to the President of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC), it is not fair for a Priest or a Religious person to spend Church money for his family and time and energy on family matters when he had voluntarily given himself or herself fully to God’s service.

He calls on Priests to avoid giving the impression to their families that they have access to “lots” of money and that they are 24 hours available to family matters.

Source: ACIAfrica

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