Posts Tagged ‘Corruption’

Catholic bishops condemn abuse of state funds in PNG Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands has called on parliamentarians to do away with the allocation of state funds that they can use at their own discretion in their electorates. The Bishops say these state funds have only attracted greed and corruption and overshadowed the real role of an Read more

Bishops say Zuma charges show South Africa’s justice works Comments 0

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

South Africa’s bishops say the decision to issue former President Jacob Zuma with a summons to court shows the “wheels of justice are still turning” in the country. No-one is above the law, they say. The former South African President faces 16 counts of corruption relating to a multibillion-rand arms deal arranged when he was Read more

Brazilian bishop, priests among others arrested Comments 0

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

A Brazilian bishop and four priests have been arrested for diverting donations and party funds worth about $600,000. The bishop and priests were part of a group that is alleged to have stolen funds to pay for personal expenses and to buy a cattle farm. Read more Related Posts:Indonesian bishop Leteng resigns in finance,…Scores of Read more

Money laundering: Worth more than $1 billion in NZ every year Comments 0

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Overseas criminals seeking to mask their illicit funds are laundering an estimated $1.35 billion at least through New Zealand each year, according to the boss of the New Zealand Police’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Continue reading Related Posts:New Zealanders give generously – almost $3…Vatican bank’s soaring profitsVatican financial transactions more transparentVatican prosecutor: money laundering investigation needed

Thai official removed after pressure from Buddhist groups Comments 0

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Thailand’s junta has removed the head of the national Buddhism office, after religious groups called on the government to sack him over his plans to clean up scandal-hit monasteries. But Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said it wasn’t a punishment. Pongporn Pramsaneh, who joined the National Office of Buddhism in February, had vowed to reform Thailand’s Read more

Vatican sets anti-corruption goals for 2018 Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The Vatican office for justice has set anti-corruption goals for 2018. The goals, which were released on Monday, emerged from an International Debate on Corruption. The debate was organised by the International Consultation Group for justice, corruption, organized crime and mafias, which is part of the Vatican dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. The Consultation Read more

Church worker Doug Tennent determined to return to Papua New Guinea Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Doug Tennent who was deported to New Zealand on 12 June says he has intends to get back to Papua New Guinea (PNG) as soon as he can. A new visa application to re-enter Papua New Guinea has been filed, which he hoped would be granted shortly. On Friday the in the Kokopo National Court Read more

NZ Catholic Church worker deported from Papua New Guinea Comments 0

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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A New Zealand Catholic church worker, providing legal advice to landowners, has deported from Papua New Guinea. Despite a court order staying his deportation, Douglas Tennent was forced to leave PNG on Monday after being told on Friday by immigration officials he was abusing the conditions of his religious worker visa. Now back in New Read more

Vatican froze two million euros in 2016 Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The Vatican froze two million euros last year. Its aim was to prevent the Vatican state being used as a cover for corruption and money laundering. The Vatican has enacted a number of provisions to clean up its finances and make them more transparent in recent years. This has been especially the case since Pope Read more

Bishop says official inaction contributed to alcohol linked deaths in Papua Comments 0

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

An Indonesian bishop has accused local authorities in Papua of ignoring an alcohol ban, saying their inaction has contributed to a spate of deaths linked to the consumption of bootleg liquor. According to Papua police, 86 people have died, 264 have been seriously injured and 839 injured slightly since 2013 in alcohol-related incidents. Papua governor Read more