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Italian priest gambled away more than half a million euros parochiegeld

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An Italian priest has more than half a million euros from his parish gambled away. Messages to Italian media Thursday.

The 48-year-old Flavio Gobbo has a debt is known and a deal thrown in, in exchange for a conditional prison sentence of two years.

The priest must vergokte money step-by-step to repay. He must also undergo treatment for his gambling addiction to get.

Gobbo has both ‘found support in prayer and in the commitment to fast as a priest to return, according to a statement from the diocese of Treviso. Already in October 2016, he explained his position as pastor of the parish of Spinea, near Venice. The local church then declared that he struggled with exhaustion.

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