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    'Bishop of Bling' banished from German diocese

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    The so-called 'Bishop of Bling' has been banished from his diocese, following scandal over the high cost of his residence.

    Pope Francis ordered Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst to leave his diocese in Limburg for an unspecified period of time, in a move just short of a resignation.