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Truth is an absolute defense to a claim of defamation. So if you have evidence that the money was used for purposes other than those which were agreed upon then you would be able to defend any possible clam of defamation.
In addition you mentioned that you are concerned about action film the Catholic church since the priest is deceased, however unless the church is the beneficiary of the priest's estate generally speaking the Catholic church would nyt have standing to claim damages on behalf of the priest's estate on actions the priest did on his own.
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And since the allegations are true, as noted in the first paragraph the Catholic church would generally not have a claim as against truthful statements
Finally, if the matter involved the catholic church in a different country (Korea as an example) then the U.S. Catholic church is legally a different organization and only the Korean Catholic church could have a claim, if any all.
In conclusion, truth is the absolute defense too defamation so as long as you are truthful you will be able to defend yourself as against possible claims.
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