Posts Tagged Germany

Finance Scandal Spurs German Bishops to Reveal Secret Funds / Reuters via Orlando Sentinel

German Catholic bishops are scrapping centuries of secrecy and reporting the value of their private endowments as a scandal caused by a free-spending prelate puts pressure on them for more financial transparency.

“Limburg Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst – dubbed “the luxury bishop” – has shocked the Church by admitting six-fold cost overruns on construction of his luxurious new residence, which is now priced at 31 million euros, most of which will be paid from his ample reserves.” By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor, Reuters, in Orlando Sentinel

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Vatican Looks into German ‘Luxury Bishop’ Charges / Reuters

The Vatican launched a rare review of a German Catholic diocese on Monday (Sept. 9) following accusations its bishop spent lavishly on a new residence, putting him out of step with the new ‘church of the poor’ promoted by Pope Francis.” By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor, Reuters

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German Catholic Church Calls Off What Promised to Be an Extensive Examination of Clergy Sexual Abuse

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