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German bishop lambasted over costly residence

German bishop lambasted over costly residence
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In Germany a high spending Catholic Bishop is under pressure to resign after it emerged that his new residence would cost 31 million euros.

The final amount will be six times the original estimate.

The Bishop of Limburg has been criticised by his own flock over his lavish tastes with a campaign being run calling on him to quit.

Many in his diocese feel the overspending is at odds with Pope Francis’s shift of the Church’s focus towards simplicity and poverty.