The Bishop of Limburg (Germany,) Franz -Peter Tebartz-van Elst, was received yesterday by Pope Francis at the Vatican, after being accused of extravagant, among other things, for the construction of his residence. Has not yet released details of the meeting with the Bishop.
Tebartz-van Elst arrived in Rome a week ago with the intention of explaining the Pontiff his luxurious life in Germany, which was exposed to the world through media in that country.
For his part, Francis, who met with the President of the Bishop German Conference, Robert Zollitsch, on October 17, announced that he would “find a way out through this difficult situation.”
A few hours later, during a Mass in the chapel of the residence of Santa Marta, the Pope emphasized that greed leads to “idolatry,” destroys relationships with others and corrupts men because “makes all the actions carried out be performed in terms of money. ”
The Pontiff said that greed “destroys people, families and society” and “human brotherhood.”