Hypocrisy: Naughty Vicars: July 2004 Archives

July 30, 2004

It's not only the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Malawi: A Catholic nun and a priest have received suspended sentences after they were caught having sex in an airport car park.

The 43-year-old priest and 26-year-old nun were caught in the act in a tinted saloon car parked at Lilongwe International Airport.

It was a bizarre spectacle, the public alerted airport police after noticing the car shaking in a funny way, police spokesman Kelvin Maigwa told the BBC.

The nun accepted responsibility for her actions, but the priest blamed an imaginary enemy:

The nun tearfully told the magistrate she regretted her brief lapse in judgement, while the priest said that as a man of God he accepted Satan had tempted him.

Malawi clerics caught canoodlingBBC News, 29th July 2004 (Thanks, Novice Nun the Wiser).

July 7, 2004

Diocese declares bankruptcy

United States: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Potland, Oregon, has gone into chapter 11 bankruptcy immediately before the start of the trial of a priest accused of molesting 50 boys. The move protects the diocese from its creditors, but gives the courts control of much of its financial affairs. The decision has caused some raised eyebrows:

But Jim Devereaux, one of the plaintiffs who has filed a lawsuit against the Portland church, says he is suspicious of its reasons for filing for bankruptcy.

I think they would have met us in court today, if they'd been facing up to their responsibilities. I think this is just another corrupt tactic of the Roman Catholic Church archdiocese of Portland, he told the BBC's World Today programme.

Sex claims 'bankrupt US archdiocese'BBC News, 7th July 2004.

Note: That should be Portland, but the typo is funny, so it's staying.

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