Pope meets privately with ousted 'bling bishop'
Catholic World News - March 28, 2014
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, the ousted head of the Diocese of Limburg, Germany, met on March 28 with Pope Francis.
Bishop Tebartz-van Elst resigned in October, under heavy criticism over his lavish spending and a charge that he had submitted false testimony in a lawsuit. The Vatican announced this week that the Pope had accepted his resignation, removing him permanently from the Limburg diocese.
In announcing the bishop’s resignation, the Vatican said that he “in due course will receive another assignment.” The Vatican made no comment about the content of his conversation with Pope Francis.
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