French Pyrenees priest admits stealing 700,000 euros of church funds


Retired priest René Heuillet, 80, admitted pocketing church collections between 1987 and 2013, plus 100,000 euros from sales of votive candles.

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A Catholic priest will be sent to court after admitting he stole more than 700,000 euros collected from churchgoers and buyers of holy candles over a quarter of a century, the French public prosecutor's office said on Tuesday, reports Reuters.