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BishopLeteng quits amid claims over mistress claims

By Staff Reporter

A Catholic bishop has quit after reports he had a mistress and siphoned off more than $120,000 (£90,000) in church funds.

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Hubertus Leteng of Ruteng in Indonesia.

Denpasar bishop, Monsignor Sylvester San, will run the diocese until a permanent replacement is found.

Local media reported dozens of priests resigned en masse in June to protest against Bishop Leteng's administration.

The Vatican investigated allegations that the bishop had a mistress and secretly borrowed $94,000 (£71,100) from the Indonesian bishops' conference and another $30,000 (£22,700) from the diocese without accounting for it.

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