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$42,000 found stuffed in priest's confessional

June 11, 2018 | Comment icon 7 comments



The church is situated near the Vatican. Image Credit: PD - Croberto68
The huge sum of money had been left by an anonymous benefactor in the confessional of a church in Rome.
When the stash was first discovered inside two plastic bags by a caretaker in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci, there were concerns that someone may have planted a bomb.

When authorities opened the bags however they found, not explosives, but huge piles of cash.

Consisting of 50-euro notes, the huge sum was wedged beneath a cushion in the priest's side of the confessional. The hunt is now on to determine who left the money there and why.
"At the moment we are not excluding any theory," said Carabinieri officer Lieutenant Salvatore Friano.

"We're trying to ascertain whether this was a benefactor who wanted to donate the money to the church, or someone who simply wanted to get rid of dirty money. Perhaps it was their way of paying their dues, both with the law and their own conscience."

"We can't exclude the fact that this money was acquired illegally, perhaps from a recent robbery."

Source: Telegraph | Comments (7)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Lilly 4 years ago
Whoa...somebody feels pretty damn guilty. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Piney 4 years ago
Not guilty enough to get punished......
Comment icon #3 Posted by Lilly 4 years ago
The laugh is actually on them IMO....I believe the ‘real’ punishment comes after we leave this world.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Eldorado 4 years ago
There could be a priest cursing his luck.  (That his share of the loot was found by Father Panic)
Comment icon #5 Posted by ~Onyx~ 4 years ago
Sinner: Forgive me Father, for I have sinned. Priest: Well, that'll cost ya.
Comment icon #6 Posted by pallidin 4 years ago
I left it by mistake. My bad. Can I have it back?
Comment icon #7 Posted by LucidElement 4 years ago
Wow...could just be me looking deeper into the article, but it sounds like from the statements , that the investigators already figure they are taking the cash . Saying, it was possibly supposed to be donated to the church ... who puts 42k in mattresses and means to donate it to the church lol... then they say it’s from illegal activities, possibly.  It sounds like the government is keeping it lol.


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