Parish priest in Sortino arrested for demanding 100 euros to conduct a funeral

The parish priest of the Mother Church of Sortino, Vincenzo Cafra, has been arrested by the carabinieri on charges of extortion. According to the investigation carried out by magistrates from the prosecutor’s office in Syracuse, the priest allegedly demanded money for funerals, setting a fee of around 100 euros. The investigation began after a complaint was made to the police, who then tested the priest’s actions with the help of an accomplice. When the money exchange took place, the carabinieri intervened and arrested the prelate. The priest is currently under house arrest and is expected to appear before the judge for the validation hearing of the precautionary measure.

Arrestato il parroco di Sortino, pretendeva 100 euro per celebrare un funerale

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