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Indian Bishop Accused of Misusing Funds to Support His 'Secret Family' Resigns

The Ucanews news agency, which covers the Catholic Church closely in Asia, said two lay Catholics had filed a criminal complaint against Gallela accusing him of misappropriating diocesan social welfare funds to support a wife and teenage son.

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Updated:December 10, 2018, 7:10 PM IST
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Indian Bishop Accused of Misusing Funds to Support His 'Secret Family' Resigns
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Vatican City: Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of an Indian bishop who, according to news reports, was accused of misappropriating church funds to support a secret family.

Bishop Prasad Gallela of Cuddapah in Andhra Pradesh denied the accusations. On Monday, the Vatican said Gallela had offered to resign and Francis accepted. At 56, Gallela is well below the normal retirement age of 75 for bishops.

The Ucanews news agency, which covers the Catholic Church closely in Asia, said two lay Catholics had filed a criminal complaint against Gallela accusing him of misappropriating diocesan social welfare funds to support a wife and teenage son.

Ucanews quoted Gallela as saying the accusations were false and that the woman identified as his wife on land deeds is actually the wife of his dead brother.

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| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
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