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Sunday October 2, 2011

Priest Robbed While Hearing Confession by Confessor in the Dominican Republic

Priest Robbed While Hearing Confession by Confessor in the Dominican Republic

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What started out as a confession of sins ended in the robbery of Father Carlos Santana in the Dominican Republic.  Father Santana was quick to point out:  “This is indicative of the great deterioration of Dominican society.  What happened to me is nothing.  How many church have not been robbed and even the blessed sacrament defiled and thrown aside!”

Father Carlos said the unidentified man stole his Blackberry and money, all items he had with him in the confessional box.  The incident started after mass at Casa Emaus when the man asked the priest to hear his sins.

The priest heard the man’s sins gave him absolution then hugged him and that is when he believed his personal items were stolen. 

Father Carlos, who is also the local Archbishops assistant, noted “When fear of God is lost, all is lost.”