Pope Francis Finally Removes the Bishop of ‘Bling’


Today many are elated with Pope Francis’ decision to end once and for all end the controversy around  ‘big time spender’ Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Germany. The decision is sure to make some bishops think twice about their lifestyle and spending habits. Only a few months ago some were defending him. The prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, is on the record as saying, the whole episode is the “invention of journalists.” The Vatican, apparently, according to Cardinal Muller, supported the Bishop “completely and fully.” Guess not!

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