Ungodly Excess Chided Bishop Takes Cheap Flight to Rome

The bishop of Limburg faces growing calls to resign as more details unfold in the damaging scandal over the cost of his lavish lifestyle. On Sunday, he took an affordable Ryanair flight to Rome and is expected to see Pope Francis in a meeting that could decide his future.
Under fire: the bishop of Limburg, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst.

Under fire: the bishop of Limburg, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst.

Foto: Michael Probst/ AP/dpa
cro -- with reporting by SPIEGEL and Frank Patalong