Pope Replaces German 'Bling Bishop' After Inquiry

March 26, 2014 11:53 AM

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Pope Replaces German 'Bling Bishop' After Inquiry

Pope Francis on Wednesday permanently removed a German bishop from his Limburg diocese after his 31 million-euro ($43-million) new residence complex caused an uproar among the faithful.

Francis had temporarily expelled Monsignor Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst from Limburg in October pending a church inquiry.

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