Right, lets sort out the boy buggering next

A ratbag bishop has been given the arse for pissing church money up against a wall by building expensive and elaborate apartments.

The Vatican has suspended a scandal-tainted German Catholic cleric dubbed the “bling bishop” for his luxury lifestyle.

“The Holy See deems it appropriate to authorise a period of leave from the diocese for Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst,” the Vatican said in a statement.

“The Holy Father has been continuously and objectively informed of the situation,” it said. 

“A situation has been created in which the bishop can no longer exercise his episcopal duties.”

It did not specify how long the bishop would have to stay away, but added that this would depend on an analysis of the finances of his Limburg diocese and the responsibilities for its high costs.

The bishop flew to Rome last week with low-cost airline Ryanair to explain himself to Pope Francis, following accusations he took a business-class ticket on a trip to India and squandered money.

His private quarters in a new diocesan building are reported to have cost 2.9 million euros ($4.1 million) and included a 63-square-metre dining room and a 15,000 euro bathtub, using the revenue from a religious tax in Germany.


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  • Eiselmann

    The Catholic Church has priests who gather money on to themselves and spend lavishly while millions of Catholics struggle…well I guess there is a first time for everything

    • Lion_ess

      You only just worked that out? Move back three spaces.

      • Eiselmann

        lol maybe I should have added a bit more sarcasm

        • Lion_ess

          In that case … Advance to Go.

          • Sponge

            And double money for landing on it…

  • Josh Metcalfe

    Anybody else seeing shades of Father Ted here?

  • Vlad

    This Pope seems a reasonable sort of bloke, for a Pope.

    • Col

      Wonder if he could save Father Lenny?
      Lenny say 3 Hail mary and give me the phone number of the other 3 woman, and be away with yourself, I mean go.

      • sandynobb

        “We need a clean up in confessional five. Clean up in confessional five!”

    • Sponge


  • Yeah, right, whatever…

    I have no idea where you’ve got your figures but they are totally wrong.

    The original cost of this project was to have been 2.5 million euros. At last count the actual cost has ballooned to over 31 million euros & counting.
    Sorta makes 2-minute Lenny look like a mere beginner…