Pope Francis bans Bishop of Bling

Bishop of Bling

Oct 23, 2013: The Vatican announced that Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, the bishop of Limburg, “could no longer exercise his episcopal ministry” while an inquiry into his allegedly free spending gets under way.

The “Bishop of Bling” reportedly spent $42.76 million on his new diocesan headquarters, ten times the original estimate. Extravagances reportedly included $19,440 on a bathtub, $477,840 on built-in cupboards and carpentry, $1,077,170 on the garden and $615,520 on art works.

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  1. No wonder he has been removed. The man is a direct opposite of the current Pope who would not even occupy the Bishop’s residence in his own city but opted for a small flat.

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