Pope Fires Archbishop for Abusing Funds, Converts $40 Million Mansion into Soup Kitchen - VeggieBoards
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#1 Old 11-02-2013, 08:04 PM
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Germany’s recently suspended “Bishop of Bling” faces the prospect of seeing his lavish multimillion euro residence turned into a refugee centre or a soup kitchen for the homeless, Catholic church officials in his home diocese announced today.

Bishop Franz Peter Tebartz-van Elst was formally suspended last week amid accusations that he had spent over €31m (£26.5m) on renovating his official residence in Limburg. The charges, which earned the 53-year-old bishop his nickname, provoked outrage among German Catholics.

Yesterday, church officials in Limburg said they were taking their own steps to admonish him.

“The residence is like an inherited sin which the bishop has left in his wake,” said a spokesman for the Caritas organisation for the homeless. “People who seek sanctuary with us could be given food in the residence,” he added.

Turning the complex into a refugee centre would follow the practice of a former Limburg bishop who housed a refugee family from Eritrea while he moved into a residence for novice priests.

Read the rest here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/german-bishop-of-blings-multimillion-euro-mansion-to-be-used-to-serve-needy-8907623.html

This is such good news! It put a huge smile on my face. carrot.gif

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I know!! Isn't that great? This pope is not so bad.

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I know!! Isn't that great? This pope is not so bad.

He's certainly an improvement compared to Pope Palpatine. laugh.gif

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The article was unclear on which punishments came from the Pope and which were coming from lower-ranking church officials, also unclear on which punishments were going to happen and which were merely being contemplated.

I'll follow a "wait and see" approach on this one.
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