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Archbishop talks with parish about missing funds

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SULLIVAN, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis' archbishop is trying to assure an eastern Missouri Roman Catholic parish after an audit of its bookkeeping found $300,000 in discrepancies -- and $60,000 still unaccounted for -- following the departure of its priest.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that investigations into the money missing from St. Anthony Catholic Church in Sullivan centered on a pastor who resigned last year before the apparent irregularities were uncovered.

The Post-Dispatch says Archbishop Robert Carlson met with the parishioners Wednesday night, telling them he decided to reimburse the parish from the archdiocesan insurance fund.

The archdiocese says a probe by the Franklin County prosecutor resulted in no charges being filed.

The whereabouts of the questioned pastor were not immediately known.

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Information from: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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