Photo Gallery: Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Takes a Hit
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Photo Gallery: Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Takes a Hit

Spending Scandal Pope Francis Banishes Bishop of Limburg

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.
dsk -- with wires and reporting by Peter Wensierski