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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Thirty Pieces of Silver: The Donald Cardinal Wuerl Payoff

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Thirty Pieces of Silver: The Donald Cardinal Wuerl Payoff

In case you missed it, Catholic News Agency reports:

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop emeritus of Washington DC who stepped down in 2018 amid scandal, received over $2 million from the archdiocese last year for unspecified “ministry activities,” an investigation has found. 


A March 3 examination of the archdiocese’s financial records by The Pillar found that Wuerl was allocated $2,012,639 for “continuing ministry activities” during fiscal year 2020.

The amount appropriated to Wuerl is up from approximately $1.5 million in 2019. The archdiocesan financial statement does not detail what “continuing ministry activities” the funds facilitated. [Read the rest HERE.]

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