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Bishop Franz Peter Tebartz Van Elst

'Bling Bishop' Is Gone

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday permanently removed a German bishop from his Limburg diocese after his 31 million-euro ($43-million) n...

'Bishop Of Bling' Has Been Found

AP | Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion

BERLIN — BERLIN (AP) — A German bishop removed from his diocese by the Vatican following a furor over the spiraling cost of his new residence ...

'Bishop Of Bling' Recalled To Rome

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion

BERLIN -- BERLIN (AP) — A German bishop under fire for lavish spending traveled to Rome on Sunday for talks at the Vatican, church officials said, p...