Suspended German bishop takes apartment in another diocese
Catholic World News - June 11, 2014
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who was suspended from his post in the Diocese of Limburg, Germany, last October, has taken up residence in Regensburg.
Bishop Tebartz-van Elst was removed amid complaints about excessive spending on his personal residence and diocesan headquarters. In March of this year he resigned, clearing the way for the appointment of a new bishop in Limburg.
The bishop has rented an apartment in Regensburg, where he will live until he is given a new ecclesial assignment. The Limburg diocese welcomed “the solution found privately by Bishop Franz-Peter van Elst Tebartz and his family,” saying that his relocation was “a good step for a new beginning.”
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