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