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 Canadian province.
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 now been filed against the Ontario man of the fabric.
Father Amer Saka associated with the St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church told Bishop Emanuel Shaleta in February he had gambled away most of the cash, which had been collected through parishioner donations. The Chaldean Church is headquartered in Baghdad, Iraq, and goes back to the century that is 1st though Saka’s parish in London, Ontario was launched less than five years ago with Pope Benedict XVI’s blessing.
‘We believe Father Saka has a serious gambling problem and that these funds may have now been used for that function,’ Shaleta told the Toronto Star. ‘I was called by hi . . . and said he lost all the money.’
The roughly $386,000 ended up being deposited into an account entrusted to Saka by families belonging to St. Joseph’s. The finances were allowed to be safeguarded by the church and used to assist refugees that are incoming Iraq.
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