Culture ANALYSIS: Pope Francis fired ‘Bishop Bling.’ Will more follow? By David Gibson | March 26, 2014 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Culture Subscribe to Culture Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg, Germany, leaves a meeting of the Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization at the Vatican on Oct. 19, 2012. Photo by Alessia Giuliani, courtesy of Catholic News Service Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) The news that Pope Francis has fired the German churchman known as “Bishop Bling” set off speculation that other dismissals could be in the offing. Don’t hold your breath. Here’s why.