Prelate warns faithful on money-making ‘modus’

Published November 22, 2018, 3:37 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Leslie Ann Aquino

Tagbilaran, Bohol Bishop Alberto Uy has warned the faithful in his diocese against a “modus” which uses the name of church authorities to ask money from Church institutions.

“There is a solicitation letter using my name being sent out asking for money for a girl in Sierra Leone suffering from renal failure,” he said in a Facebook post.

Tagbilaran, Bohol Bishop Alberto Uy (St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Jagna, Bohol  / MANILA BULLETIN)
Tagbilaran, Bohol Bishop Alberto Uy
(St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Jagna, Bohol / MANILA BULLETIN)

“May I respectfully inform and warn you against this deception which seeks to swindle Church institutions by fraudulently using the name of church authorities to solicit funds,” added Uy.

According to the prelate, the official e-mail address of the Diocese of Tagbilaran has been hacked.

The Tagbilaran prelate asked all concerned to use “maximum prudence” in respect to requests for information or money, through the internet or other media, particularly when mention is made of his name or the name of the diocese.

Earlier, Cotabato Archbishop Emeritus Orlando Cardinal Quevedo also issued a similar warning to the faithful.

“To all the people listening to Radio Veritas Manila, I would like to warn you of a scam that has been victimizing some people that consists of using a letter which is supposed to have been signed by me as Cardinal and asking for various donations,” he told Radio Veritas.

“To be very sure about any appeal for help in my name be sure to contact us first, the office of the Archbishop and ask for any of the priests to verify whether it is true or not,” added Quevedo.

Read more: Cardinal Quevedo warns faithful against scammers

 
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