Diocese wants to hold ‘bling’ bishop accountable for excesses

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An aerial view shows the ensemble of the bishop's residence in Limburg. German Catholic bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst ordered the luxury residence and and office. Photo courtesy  REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay.

An aerial view shows the ensemble of the bishop's residence in Limburg. German Catholic bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst ordered the luxury residence and and office. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay.

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PARIS (RNS) His German Catholic diocese wants to make him responsible for almost $5 million in losses incurred during the luxury makeover of his residence and office.

  • Sister Geraldine Marie, OP, RN, PHN

    Not only should the Bishop be required to pay back what he misappropriated, he should be prosecuted and jailed.

    YAH’SHUA, the LORD, would NEVER have permitted such a thing. Let someone be the Bishop “overseer” who adheres strictly to Church morality and in particular, to Pope Francis’ emphasis that the Church is a Church of the POOR, not the rich.
    Not only shameful behavior on the part of the Bishop, but mortally sinful behavior, bringing the Church into greater disrepute. What a monumental disgrace!

  • Betty Clermont

    Tebartz-van Elst was appointed in March as a delegate on catechesis at the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization and served as an adviser to the US bishops’ national meeting in June. http://bergersbeat.com/200-catholic-bishops-convene-at-the-hyatt-rip-carl-t-bauer-jon-hamm-up-for-emmy/

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