German bishop under investigation

"A German Catholic bishop accused by critics of being an autocrat and lavish spender has agreed to let an outside commission audit his finances after a rare week-long visit by a Vatican monitor.

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, whose costly new residence is out of step with Pope Francis's stress on simplicity and poverty, apologised for any "carelessness or misjudgement on my part".

Tebartz-van Elst and Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, a Vatican diplomat examining the diocese that includes Germany's financial capital Frankfurt, celebrated Mass together on Sunday before the Italian prelate was to return to Rome and report to the pope.

In his sermon after the Gospel, which told the parable of the Prodigal Son forgiven by his father for squandering his fortune, Lajolo stressed the Vatican's concern to find a consensus in the deeply divided diocese.

"The final report of the commission, which will examine and include all costs, finances and procedures involved, will be disclosed publicly," Tebartz-van Elst pledged in a joint statement with his cathedral chapter of advisors."

(10-10-2013, 10:48 PM)christulsa123 Wrote:
(10-10-2013, 09:00 PM)DominvsSabaoth Wrote:
(10-10-2013, 02:10 PM)christulsa123 Wrote: I read an article recently (cant seem to find it) that described the bishop's residence as part of a new chancery.  I believe the residence itself is a fraction of the cost that is being criticized.  So those attacking the bishop (now found innocent) may be confusing the cost of the residence with the cost of the chancery itself.

Also, I believe I read this bishop is very traditional.  He supports and regularly celebrates the TLM, and his NO Masses are very solemn.  Any info to verify this?  If so, that would make him a target of the liberals.

yes, the liberals spew their excrement from their mouths, feeding it to the children and deliberately miss-catechizing them.
.   it makes me sick

I know. I know. A high midi-chlorian count, you have, young Padawan learner.  Beware of the dark side, and follow the way of trad.

.  My religion instructor, when I quoted st Pius x on salvation, said he was right then but isn't now

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