Photo Gallery: Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Takes a Hit
10/23/2013
The Vatican has banished Germany's controversial "Bishop Bling Bling" for an...
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The Vatican has banished Germany's controversial "Bishop Bling Bling" for an unspecified period of time. In response to accusations of lavish spending, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst will withdraw from his official duties in the bishopric of Limburg while a colleague fills in.