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  1. Big-Spending Bishop Draws Ire of Church Officials

    Something in the German town of Limburg reeks, but it’s not the cheese. It’s the opulence of Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, the bishop of Limburg, and the extravagant modernist palace he constructed with almost $23 million in Catholic church funds. Church officials called for the bishop’s resignation after details came to light about his expenditures, including a $11,000 stand-alone bath and $60,000 spent on cutting a hole in the recently-completed chapel roof. The profligate bishop’s days seem numbered. The spartanly-inclined Pope Francis will deliberate on the matter next week, and the Limburg diocese president told reporters she saw no future for the bishop in the Catholic church.

    Source: The Guardian

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