Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst
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Vatican suspends Bishop of Limburg over alleged lavish spending

The Vatican has suspended a senior German church leader - dubbed the "bishop of bling" by the media over his alleged lavish spending.

Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst is accused of spending more than 31m euros (£26m; $42m) on renovating his official residence.

Stephen Evans reports.

  • 23 Oct 2013
  • From the section Europe
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