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Vatican suspends Bishop of Limburg over alleged lavish spending

23 October 2013 Last updated at 19:12 BST

The Vatican has suspended a senior German church leader - dubbed the "bishop of bling" by the media over his alleged lavish spending.

Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst is accused of spending more than 31m euros (£26m; $42m) on renovating his official residence.

Stephen Evans reports.

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