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OCT 24, 2013 - Huffington Post

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German Catholic Church Has A Lot Of Money - As In The Diocese of Cologne Might Be Richer Than The Vatican

BERLIN (RNS) The $20,000 bathtub and $482,000 walk-in closets ordered by “Bishop Bling-Bling” — the moniker of Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, the now-suspended bishop of Limburg — have scandalized the German public. But Tebartz-van Elst, 52, is only the latest German clergyman to run into trouble since Pope Francis took the helm of the Roman Catholic Church. Francis temporarily suspended the bishop on Wednesday while a church commission investigates the expenditures on the $42 million residence complex. As the new pontiff tries to reform the way the church does business, German dioceses, ... Read More

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