Transcript for Bling Bishop at the Vatican Under Fire
And now overseas about life and style in europe. There is a call for one high ranking official to step down because of his first class flights, his $42 million home. This man is a catholic piece. Tonight pope francis summoned him to the vatican. Here's abc news david wright. Reporter: In germany, they're calling him bishop deluxe. Bishop franz-peter tabartz van elst in limburg. Renovations to his official residence near frankfurt reportedly cost more than $40 million, including $475,000 for walk-in closets, $20,000 for the bishop's bath tub, plus a heated roof on his private chapel. The media ridiculed the lavish projecting joking it must include a holy water reprocessing plant. German catholics are not amused. . It's catastrophic said this man. He should be fired. It puts him at odds with pope francis who says catholicism must strip itself of arrogance and vanity and pride. The pope drives his own car, a beat up jalopy. He carries his own bags and urges others to follow his example. On sunday as protestors gathered at the bishop's residents, he flew to rome to account for himself, not in first class as he recently did traveling to india to administer to the poor, this time the bishop deluxe flew coach on a discount airline. Back here at home the story
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