World from Berlin Bishop Scandal 'A Major Burden for Catholics'

The scandal surrounding a German bishop's lavish spending continues to grow in Germany, as Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst awaits an audience with the pope in Rome. German editorialists say the affair could be a turning point for the Catholic Church here.
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst is pictured on a Ryanair flight from Germany to Rome on Sunday.

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst is pictured on a Ryanair flight from Germany to Rome on Sunday.

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