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Among the $43 million worth of "renovations" the former German "Bishop of Bling," Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, ordered spent on his home and office before he was forcibly retired by Pope Francis in March: a 6-foot-deep fish tank with koi, at $300,000; a $917,000 "Garden of Silence"; solid-bronze window frames all around, $2.38 million; and LED lights built into floors, walls, steps, window frames and handrails, $894,000. One expense was too extravagant for the bishop, according to The Washington Post: employees. He'd reduced his staff during his tenure. o

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