Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nun Discovers Huge Sum of Money in Church

November 17, 2010 on Fox News
From New York Post:
A nun at a Greek Orthodox church in Queens turned over to the NYPD $260,000 in cash and 100 gold coins mysteriously left behind by the head of the congregation shortly after he left the country, The Post has learned.

Metropolitan Paisios Loulourgas, the abbot of St. Irene's Church and Monastery in Astoria for more than 30 years, was summoned to Greece earlier this month to meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of the Orthodox Church, according to parishioners.

When Loulourgas left, he told nuns to safeguard a bag, but didn't say what was inside, sources said.
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  1. Christine from CanadaNovember 17, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    A nun found a huge sum of money in a church?  No, duh!  Have you SEEN all the gold and marble????  Hell yeah, there's a lot of money to be found in those churches! 


  2. Obviously there's more to this story that is yet to unfold, but at least the nun did the right thing about finding it.  Instead of what the Catholics have done with child rape, where avoidance of church embarrassment was considered a good enough reason to thwart the law, she reported the found money to the police like you're supposed to and didn't try to claim to be allowed exceptions to the law.

  3. Just loving that the woman in the street wanted "proof" of and was not prepared to accept the word of a news report ... it would be a shame not to bring that level of sceptisism to religion.