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Bishop Zanchetta’s Office Raided in Argentina

A diocese in northern Argentina was raided on Thursday as part of a fraud investigation into the rule of Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, a man close to Pope Francis who also faces charges of sexually abusing seminarians.

The Economic Crime Unit of the city of Oran, in Salta, raided the headquarters of the Diocese of Oran for alleged fraud against the state from 2013 to 2017.

According to a local newspaper El Oranense, the procedure was carried out under great secrecy, and officials left with several folders.

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