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October 23, 2013 (Romereports.com) TheVatican announced that it was temporarily suspending the Germanbishop accused of misusing Church funds to renovate his official homein the Diocese of Limburg. 

Ina statement, the Vatican said Pope Francis had been fully informed onthe subject, and that before taking any definitive action, they wouldwait on the results of a commission appointed to investigate theissue. 

Thatgroup will look into the estimated $42 million in expenses BishopFranz-PeterTebartz-van Els spent on renovating his episcopal home and pastoralcenter. Initially, the diocese had only approved $6.8 million

TheVatican appointed the Limburg's vicar general to lead the diocese,while the commission concludes its investigation and a final decisionis made.

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