Due to a lack of evidence, the investigations against a Jesuit priest were dropped by the public prosecutor's office in Nuremberg-Fürth.  (icon picture)

Investigations into a Jesuit priest who publicly confessed to dumping were dropped.

Nuremberg – The investigation into a Jesuit priest who is said to have rescued food from the garbage has been dropped.

Due to a lack of evidence, the investigations against a Jesuit priest were dropped by the public prosecutor’s office in Nuremberg-Fürth. (Iconic image) © 123RF/Andriy Popov

The public prosecutor’s office in Nuremberg-Fürth announced on Thursday that it was not possible to clarify which specific goods the suspect stole from the garbage cans of which grocery store.

This had investigated because of the suspicion of particularly serious theft against the Father. The so-called container is considered a criminal offense.

The priest himself made it public that last December he took food out of the garbage on the premises of several supermarkets.

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He wanted to draw attention to the topic of food waste. According to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, around 12 million tons of food end up in the garbage every year in Germany.

According to the public prosecutor’s office, the priest had admitted the container, but only made general statements about it. Even the investigations could not have concretely proven the deeds.

Therefore, the procedure was discontinued for lack of evidence, shared the Public prosecutor With.

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