Canadian crosier recovered

Police have recovered the bishop of Qu’Appelle’s crosier, stolen last month from St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Regina, Saskatchewan. On 18 Nov 2013 Regina police reported they had recovered the five and a half foot long staff made in the 1880s in London for the first bishop of the Canadian diocese. Valued for insurance purposes […]

Canadian archdeacon arraigned

A Canadian archdeacon appeared before a Manitoba court last week to answer charges that he had embezzled approximately $190,000 from diocesan coffers. The Ven. Noah Njegovan (30) is alleged to have used a diocesan credit card to embezzle funds sent by congregations to the diocese last year while serving as executive archdeacon of the diocese […]

Crime concerns dominate Jamaican synod

The Bishop of Jamaica has denounced his government’s slow response to a lottery scam that has defrauded thousands of elderly Americans, saying it was symptomatic of the breakdown of law and order in the West Indies. In his presidential address to the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands at the 143rd annual meeting of […]

Priest’s wife accused of murdering her husband

The wife of an Anglican priest in South Africa has been arrested in connection with the murder of her husband, the Rev. Canon Ongama Xuba, who last month was found stabbed to death in his rectory in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape. Last week police detectives announced that Mrs. Lungiswa Xuba (40) had been arrested […]

Send the unemployed home, archbishop says

The Archbishop of  Melanesia has urged the government of the Solomon Islands to halt the influx of rural villagers to the country’s capital Honiara saying there is neither work nor a place for them to live. The lack of opportunity has led to a sharp jump in crime, Archbishop David Vunagi told Radio Australia on […]

Police arrest Plymouth parish treasurer for £120,000 theft

A former church treasurer has been charged with embezzling nearly £120,000 from a Plymouth parish and church school. On 12 April 2012 Nicola Jane Holding (47) of Plymouth was charged with three counts of fraud by of position.  She was accused of having “dishonestly abused” her position as treasurer St Boniface Church, St Budeaux in […]

Crime is killing the Caribbean, bishop warns

Corruption and crime are the most immediate evils facing Caribbean society the new Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands has warned.  There has been a breakdown of trust in society that was reflected in rising social tensions, voter apathy and greed, Bishop Howard Gregory said in his first interview following his election on 27 […]

Dunedin dean jailed for theft

The former Dean of Dunedin has been sentenced to three years, two months’ imprisonment for fraud by a New Zealand court. On 6 Oct 2011 the Auckland District Court ordered the Rev. Jonathan Kirkpatrick  be jailed and to pay a fine of $20,000.  In August, Mr. Kirkpatrick, who served as head of the business innovation […]

Oldham vicar jailed for theft

Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court has sentenced a former Oldham vicar to 10 months imprisonment for theft. Speaking from the bench, Judge Peter Lakin said the Rev. Vaughan Leonard’s claim that he kept wedding and funeral fees to support needy members of the community was a “tissue of lies.” “You helped yourself to church funds […]

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