Where does a Bishop get $40 million? What a disgrace. This Pope is phenomenal.Pope Francis fires "Bishop of Bling" for abusing funds, converts Archbishop's $40 million mansion to soup kitchen.
Bishop Tebartz-van Elst resided in the diocese of Limburg, home to about 650,000 Catholics in Germany. The bishop made news when the Catholic Church disclosed the exact cost of the renovations to his personal residence improvements that had skyrocketed to more than eight times the original projections"...$40 million!
"Pope Francis immediately took back his strong hand and smacked the archbishop right out of his golden ember diocese and into the land of reality."
This pope is so refreshing! However, it does make one wonder why we are allowing the Catholic church access to U.S. taxpayer dollars.
But I do think all churches should pay taxes. They are running a business.