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--- Quote --- The Vatican has suspended a senior German Church leader dubbed the "bishop of bling" by the media over his alleged lavish spending.The Bishop of Limburg, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, is accused of spending over 31m euros (£26m; $42m) on renovating his official residence. The Vatican said it deemed "appropriate... a period of leave from the diocese" for the bishop. The suspension comes two days after he met the Pope to discuss the matter." A situation has been created in which the bishop can no longer exercise his episcopal duties", a Vatican statement said. The bishop - and his spending habits - had become infamous in Germany, where many people pay tax to the Catholic Church. Calls were made for the bishop to resign after he was accused of lying under oath about his spending.
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This does not suprise me.

What was that bishop thinking?

Lest we Orthodox take any joy from this, remember that within our communion we have had poor shepherds as well from time to time.  Remember the faithful clergy, religious and pious faithful of his former dioceses in your prayers, they will need them. Lord, have mercy.


--- Quote from: TheTrisagion on October 23, 2013, 08:38:40 AM ---What was that bishop thinking?
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"I want a Jacuzzi to go with the tropical aquarium"

The Vatican is not a circus! The Vatican is not a circus! Why don't you believe me? Is it their hats? The pope-mobile? Ecumenism?


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