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A German bishop who spent a total of €31 million on a new residence will be moved of the country by Church leaders.

Frankfurter Neue Presse reports that the College of Bishops in Rome is currently discussing re-assignment of Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who was suspended as bishop of Limburg late last year. Though his future is unclear, it has already been decided that he will no longer work in a German-speaking country.

The paper also understands that he is still resident on the property, paying only some utilities.

Tebartz-van Elst became attained notoriety in Germany after the extent of his spending was made public. Expenses for the building included a €213,000 fish tank, €1.73 million on windows, and €20,000 on light switches.

According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, some of the money may have come from a charity fund for poor families and children.


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