Lawsuit Accuses Former Roosevelt Island St Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church Priest Of Stealing Over $1 Million For Boy Toy From 2 Churches Reports NY Daily News And NY Post
According to the NY Post:EXCLU: Priest stole more than $1M from NYC churches to fund S&M romp with hunk boy toy: suit https://t.co/tPlxsVBpE7 pic.twitter.com/fig1Dt0cKu— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 10, 2015
... Outraged parishioners claim that the Rev. Peter Miqueli has stolen at least $1 million since 2003 while leading churches on Roosevelt Island and in The Bronx, where he’s currently pastor of St. Frances de Chantal in Throggs Neck...The NY Daily News adds:
... A scandalous lawsuit accuses a Bronx priest of looting more than $1 million from a pair of city parishes, then spending the cash on a long-running S&M romance with a muscle-bound boyfriend.and:
The Rev. Peter Miqueli reportedly paid $1,000 per rough sex session with his hunky lover, who demanded the priest address him as “Master” — and drink his urine, the lawsuit said....
... Court papers say Miqueli also brought Crist into parish affairs, having him run a thrift shop where they are suspected of swiping money.Click here for the full NY Daily News article and here for full NY Post article.
When Miqueli left Roosevelt Island in October 2012, he allegedly laid claim to the parish Jeep and the pastor’s apartment by putting both in his own name....
UPDATE 12/12 - The Archdiocese of New York responds:
Dear parishioners of the archdiocese:and:
You may have seen or heard some disturbing reports concerning a lawsuit filed against the pastor of one of our parishes, Father Miqueli of St. Frances de Chantal in the Bronx, as well as Cardinal Dolan and the Archdiocese of New York. I am sorry to have to discuss this issue, particularly during this time of the year, but I wanted you to have some more information about this than has been reported in the media.
First, I cannot and will not comment on the specifics of the lawsuit itself. As this is a legal matter, I will let the lawyers handle that in court....
... To date we have found nothing to substantiate the allegations that have been raised, and, in fact, with regard to the parish finances, we know that the allegation that Father Miqueli stole $1 million from each parish, as was alleged by the plantiffs’ attorney, is completely false. We did find that Father Miqueli had deficient management and administrative practices, and have put forward several directives to remedy those deficiencies....Click here for the full statement by the Archdiocese of NY.