02 Jul '11, 6am

Philippine bishops face probe over illegal gifts: MANILA - THE Roman Catholic church in the Philippines is probi...

MANILA - THE Roman Catholic church in the Philippines is probing allegations that some bishops illegally received luxury vehicles from the state lottery. Bishops named in press reports are to be asked to explain themselves at a Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines meeting on July 8-10, according to the official website of the conference. Conference president Bishop Nereo Odchimar said he was unaware of such gifts to any church leaders, according to a posting on the website on Friday. 'We will discuss that in the plenary assembly,' Bishop Odchimar added. 'If they (the alleged recipients) will be around, we will be asking also their positions,' he added. The website said one of the bishops named in the reports had denied receiving a luxury sports utility vehicle from the lottery. Press reports say then president Gloria Arroyo ordered the lottery to buy the vehicle...

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