Nightly News   |  October 23, 2013

‘Bishop of Bling’ suspended after multimillion dollar home renovation

German Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg is being investigated by the Vatican for an extravagant house renovation that reportedly cost up to $42 million. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> if you work for pope francis who made a point of trying to live a modest life, who took the city bus to work in the his last job and still drives his 20-year-old car it's probably best not to embark on any big lavish capital spending programs around him. a german bishop is in the news tonight. his title the is the bishop of lindbergh but she's been called the bishop of bling. he was suspended after a renovation of his residence including a $20,000 bathtub. he's suspended pending an audit. part of his defense for spending is the historic nature of the renovated buildings.