Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst Articles

Pope Francis Boots “Bishop of Bling”

On Wednesday, German bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, aka the “bishop of bling” was temporarily expelled from the Pope’s diocese pending the result of a church inquiry into his lavish 31 million-euro ($42 million) residence. The German church is currently carrying …

Pope Francis Expels Limburg Bishop
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Pope Francis temporarily expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday, due to his $42.7 million project to build a new residence. The Pope refused to completely remove Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst from his post in Limburg, though many …