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Vatican Not Amused by the ´Bling
Bishop´ and His $20,000 Bathtub

Atlantic, by Alexander Abad-Santos

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/23/2013 12:35:53 PM

Only a very few people on this earth will ever get a punishment handed down to them by the central governing body of the Catholic Church. One of those people is bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst a.k.a. the "bling bishop" who was suspended by the Vatican on Wednesday for, among other things, spending $20,000 on his bathtub. Tebartz-van Elst, as the AFP reports, first got into trouble after it was reported that he purchased a business-class ticket to fly to India, which led to some digging into his other extravagant purchases. "His private quarters in a new diocesan building are reported to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/23/2013 1:13:16 PM     (No. 9578694)

He sounds like the evil bishop in Pillars of the Earth.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Moritz55, 10/23/2013 1:36:56 PM     (No. 9578749)

Not so much evil as greedy and clueless.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: paglia guy, 10/23/2013 2:05:01 PM     (No. 9578817)

He probably votes Democrat, too, the help the poor.

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