Bishop Jose Ronaldo and four priests were arrested for diverting donations and party funds worth about $600,000

A Brazilian bishop has been arrested in connection with a corruption case in the Catholic church of Latin America’s biggest nation.

Prosecutors said Monday that Bishop Jose Ronaldo and four priests were among those arrested for diverting donations and party funds worth about $600,000.

They also said the group paid for personal expenses and bought a cattle farm with money from the faithful.

The scandal took place in the central Brazilian cities of Formosa, Posse and Planaltina.

The local diocese did not reply to requests for comment.