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Should Religious Leaders Live a Modest Life?

A bishop's been suspended for 'lavish spending'. Do religious leaders have to be poor?

Pope Francis has suspended a cleric nicknamed the Bishop of Bling by the German media after allegations that the equivalent of $42 million was spent renovating his home. We discuss whether it really matters if religious leaders are rich or poor.

Photo: The Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van-Elst. Picture: Associated Press.

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