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Vatican to decide fate of bishop who spent over $40 million on home

The president of Germanys bishops conference arrived in Rome to meet with Pope Francis. Hes expected to address a growing scandal involving a German bishop accused of misusing Church funds to build a 40 million dollar home for himself. ; ; ;

Msgr. Robert Zollistch said he could not take a position regarding Limburg Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz van Elst. The bishop faces calls to resign from the faithful his diocese, located in central Germany, near Frankfut. ;

Msgr. Zollistch said his conference had appointed a commission to look into the costs of the housing project. And that they should be given time to complete their work in an objective manner. ;

The bishop at the center of the controversy also arrived in Rome to meet with Vatican officials. His diocese announced that he will let Pope Francis decide his future. ;

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