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Vatican envoy investigating charges of lavish spending in German diocese

Catholic World News - September 13, 2013

A German bishop who has been accused of extravagant personal spending has promised to cooperate with a Vatican official investigating the charges.

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg has been under fire for costly renovations to his residence and a diocesan office building—described by Der Spiegel as a “monstrous luxury complex.” In August the bishop met with Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, to discuss the complaints.

Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, the retired president of the Vatican city-state governatorate, has traveled to Germany to meet with Bishop Tebartz-van Elst and local clergy and religious. The cardinal told the Catholic News Service that he hoped to arrive at a “solution in peace for all parties.”

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