Pastor chooses to accept gift despite clear church rules
A pastor in Bern had to make a choice: the church or accepting a legacy from one of his parishioners. He chose the legacy.
Peter Raich has been working in his church in the parish of Walkingen for the past six years and is only a year away from retirement.
He was left a gift after the death of an elderly member of his flock.
The church rules are clear. He shouldn’t accept it.
The pastor is not revealing how much the legacy is worth.