Then-Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst last August. The Vatican has accepted his resignation. Tebartz-van Elst spent lavishly on renovations at his residence and allegedly made false statements about expensive travel costs. Fredrik Von Erichsen /DPA/Landov hide caption

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This panoramic image (a composite of 9 photographs) shows part of the exterior of the bishop's residence in Limburg, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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