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Pope who wants church for the poor hears first-hand about outcry over high-spending bishop
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:58 AM EDT
Pope Francis, who has said he wants a church for the poor, has been briefed about a scandal in Germany involving a bishop's 31 million euro residence and renovation project.
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Germany's Limburg diocese caused the uproar with the lavish construction of a new bishop's residence complex and related renovations.
He has been in Rome this week, but it's not clear if he met with Francis.