ITALIAN PRIEST ON THERAPY AGAINST GAMBLING ADDICTION AFTER HE SPENT MORE THAN $620,000 ON GAMBLING

The 48 years old, Father Flavio Gobbo, is reportedly to have gambled with Church money worth more than 620,000 USD.

According to the Punch Newspapers, the priest negotiated a plea bargain for a suspended of his two-year jail term for embezzlement. He also promised to gradually return the money and signed up for therapy against gambling addiction, with the support of his church superiors.
The report also quoted the Church as saying, they have been supporting the father in prayers.
“In this long and streneous journey, Father Flavio has mainly found support in prayers, but also in the will to return soon’’ to active ministry, the Diocese of Treviso said in a statement.

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