Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Tebartz-van Elst’

Diocese wants money from Bishop of Bling Comments 0

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

A German diocese wants to recover $NZ$6.5million from its former bishop, dubbed the Bishop of Bling. Limburg diocese wants its former bishop, Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, held responsible for the losses incurred during a luxury makeover of his residence and office. The makeover cost $NZ52 million. An uproar ensued in 2013 when the details were Read more

Bishop of Bling gets new job with pontifical council Comments 0

Friday, February 13th, 2015

A new Church position has been found for the so-called Bishop of Bling from Germany Pope Francis will reportedly appoint Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst to a new position with the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation. There has been no official confirmation of the appointment, but it appears Bishop Tebartz-van Elst will Read more

Pope Francis accepts the bishop of bling’s resignation Comments 0

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the bishop dubbed the “bishop of bling”, who had been suspended over alleged lavish spending. Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has been accused of spending more than 31 million euros ($NZ49 million) on renovating his official residence in Limburg diocese in Germany. The cleric, dubbed the “bishop Read more

German bishop in trouble over luxurious residence Comments 0

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

A German Catholic bishop under fire for huge cost overruns on a luxurious residence and alleged lying under oath has flown to Rome to meet Vatican officials and possibly Pope Francis to decide if he can stay in office. Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg has caused a crisis in the German church for building Read more