A few days before the Amazon Synod started we learned about the misappropriation of “Hundreds of millions of Euro destined for…the poor" in Peter’s Pence, the annual charitable fund collected from individual Catholics, the bulk of which came from Americans.
According to documents Cardinal Pietro Parolin, with the help of his deputy Archbishop Peña Parra, manages Peter’s Pence to the tune of about $715 million. The two are "now accused of misappropriation of $200 million from Peter’s Pence towards the purchase of an upscale property on Sloane Avenue in London’s Chelsea district. “The Daily Beast claims the apartments were [used by clergy for immoral sexual purposes”.](h
I am just heartbroken.
Of course these are only the charges. Exactly what happened will take some time to be revealed.
But consider: Peña Parra has been previously accused of homosexual immorality, including charges he seduced two seminarians in 1990, and that according to Archbishop Viganò, Parra had some connection to "Two corpses …found naked, with evidence of macabre homosexual lewd encounters” on the island of San Carlos.
What do you think? I’ve decided not to contribute to Peter’s Pence. Instead I’ll give my money to solid Catholic schools to pay for tuition for poor students. Anybody else another suggestion?