Borja priest in custody for fraud and sexual abuse

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Ecce Homo, poorly restored by local

FLORENCIO GARCES, priest in the parish of Borja in Zaragoza has been remanded in custody for an alleged €185,000 fraud and sexual abuse.

The parish shot to international fame when an elderly local lady decided to repaint a picture of Jesus in the church.  The unprofessional restoration became a media sensation and international laughing stock, but has since brought thousands of visitors and Euros to the church and town.

Guardia Civil arrested six people in total; five are all from the same family and have been released with charges. Florencio Garcés is currently in prison with no bail, although only a few days ago he had been released with charges.  

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The judge charged Garcés with two charges of aggravated and continued misappropriation of parish funds and another of sexual abuse. Originally he was accused of stealing €210,000, but the investigating judge has now lowered the figure, and ordered him back to jail.

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