Udskældt priest: the Church spent over a half a million at the parsonage

the Extra Leaf for the last few days told of how a priest from the Copenhagen region has several complaints about the sexual harassment and threats hanging over

Udskældt priest: the Church spent over a half a million at the parsonage

the Extra Leaf for the last few days told of how a priest from the Copenhagen region has several complaints about the sexual harassment and threats hanging over

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
11 February 2020 Tuesday 19:00
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Udskældt priest: the Church spent over a half a million at the parsonage

the Extra Leaf for the last few days told of how a priest from the Copenhagen region has several complaints about the sexual harassment and threats hanging over his head.

Right now is the priest on leave. Sources close to the church tells that it is enforced.

the Priest was otherwise a great investment for the church, as the servants of him. Accounts show that they used 880.275 dollars to renovate, repair and furnish his femværelses parsonage.

A home that is already paid by the state and members of the national church.

See also: Several complaints against the well-known priest: sexual Harassment and threats

for Example, it succeeded the priest to get furniture for a minimum of 68.419 crowns to his office, shows Extra the Magazine's access to the file. The office is, According to the newspaper's information 16 square meters.

When church members come to visit the priest, therefore, they can hang up their jackets on a hat stand to 10.675 crowns or looking at books on a shelf to 30.778, while the priest himself leaning back in his over 11,000 kroner expensive desk chair.

Excerpt from accounting

Extracts from church accounts show, what, among other things are purchased for the priest's residence,

Painting: 300.231 kr.

Joiner and tømmerarbejde: 219.995 kr.

Låsearbejde: 9.759 kr.

PLUMBING: 21.786 kr.

Arkitekthonorar: 2.456 kr.

Electrical work: 83.477 kr.

curtain rod: 1.550 kr.

the Hallstand: 10.675 kr.

work Desk: 9.658 kr.

Shelving: 30.778 kr.

desk chair: 11.571 kr.

Chairmat: 1.444 kr.

Trash: 540 dkk.

Element to work: 2.206 kr.

Ceiling light: 5.685 kr.

Dining table: 15.107 kr.

Closet: 49.602 kr.

patio door 26.691 kr.

Hårdhvidevare 17.881 kr.

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the Office wasn't empty when he took it. I think it shows a very lenient approach to other people's money, says an anonymous source from the church.

the Source wants to remain anonymous for fear of losing his job, but the Extra Magazine is familiar with the source's identity.

in Addition to the furniture there was comprehensive expenditure for the craftsmen, and the total bill landed so on 880.275 crowns. There was otherwise only budgeted $ 200,000 to the post.


It is the church, the ward council, which must approve the renovations and purchases made to the presbytery. Some suggest that they in this case have given the priest just legal long leash.

It is apparent from both the accounts and a record from a ward council meeting in the same year that the priest was asked to repay two amounts.

'Taken note of after a thorough briefing/discussion (...) dining table (kr. 15.107,00) does not belong to residential/køkkenrenovering. Præsteboligudvalget speak with X for the refund before the end of the year.'

Moreover, in the accounts, that he must pay 9531 crowns, which is a proportion of the renovated kitchen.

It is unclear whether these two amounts are repaid.

the priest sent several bills in the church's direction. In various reports from ward council meetings can be continuously read, how the priest asks for the renovations and furniture.

A single time it appears, indeed, that the priest has scored an injunction from the management because he ordered craftsmen on the church's account without permission.

the Priest's own salary is in excess of 42,000 Danish kroner in the month. A salary, also paid by the members of the church.
Church finances

Faith can move mountains, and each year moving kirkeskatten a huge pengebjerg of about six billion Danish kroner from the Danish paychecks over to the church.

the Churches get their money through a taxpayer funded grants from the state as well as members of the church, which pays an additional church contributions tax - members may also have other expenses for the church, for instance, by paying for one or more tombs.

the Taxpayers and the members of the church sent thus a total of 6,6 billion dollars in the church's direction in 2017, which is the latest figures.

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Will not answer criticism
Ekstra Bladet has offered the priest to make up for the interview, but the priest did not wish to answer Ekstra question. The priest and his advisor have proposed a number of conditions and requirements to participate in an interview, which Ekstra Bladet has not wanted to meet.

the Extra Leaf has chosen to anonymize the priest, since the magazine is informed by multiple sources with knowledge of the matter, that the priest and the many complaints against him are being investigated in the Copenhagen Diocese and ecclesiastical affairs.

Despite repeated attempts to get the priest to relate to the criticism he has not wanted to respond on the Extra Magazine in question.

the Newspaper learns that the priest is convinced that there is someone in the church, the ward council, provstiet and the Copenhagen Diocese, joined in a plot against him. There should even be ’forces higher up in the people ecclesiastical hierarchy’, undermining the priest.

the Extra Leaf has been in contact with 13 persons with a close relationship to the church, where the priest belongs to. None of these hills the priest up. Ekstra Bladet learns, however, that there should be a person in the ward council, which supports the priest. We have tried to get a comment from him, but she has not answered our calls.

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Updated: 11.02.2020 19:00
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