Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Tebartz-van Elst’

Diocese wants money from Bishop of Bling

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

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

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

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