Posts Tagged ‘luxury’

Historic Marlborough convent to be luxury accommodation Comments 0

Friday, April 1st, 2016

A historic convent outside Blenheim has been bought by the Marlborough Tour Company to provide luxury accommodation for the jet-set crowd. The old St Mary’s convent was built in 1901 for the Sisters of Mercy in Blenheim. It was later moved to its present location in Rapaura, 10 minutes outside Blenheim, where it has been used as Read more

Vatican looks into German “luxury bishop” charges Comments 0

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The Vatican launched a rare review of a German Catholic diocese on Monday following accusations its bishop spent lavishly on a new residence, putting him out of step with the new “church of the poor” promoted by Pope Francis. The inquiry is officially called a “fraternal visit” to Limburg diocese by Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, the Read more

Luxurious apartment of Vatican monsignor shocked police Comments 0

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

A Vatican monsignor arrested on a money-smuggling charge lived in such luxury that police were shocked when they visited his apartment and saw his art treasures. “We asked ourselves how did this monsignor come to own this place and possess these expensive works of art,” an investigator said. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, who lived in an Read more