Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst

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Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst will advise the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation on catechesis

Billions of euros pour into the German hierarchy’s coffers every year thanks to the church tax. Hardly anyone goes to Mass, but it means the bishops can bully Rome

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The Vatican is acting with unusual determination in the ‘bishop of bling’ case

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Hamburg prosecutors had charged him with lying in a case involving Der Spiegel magazine

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There should not be one standard for the clergy and another for us lay people

A priest whom Bishop Tebartz-van Elst had selected as his vicar general will administer the diocese in his absence, the Vatican said