Dear Pope Francis —
I jumped up and down and did a skyward fist-pump in your honor when I read that you’d suspended Tebartz-van Elst (also known as “Bishop Bling) for his egregious excesses.
For too long, many in the Church hierarchy have lived in opulence, while claiming to be representatives of Jesus on Earth. I’m so happy you are addressing this. The money spent by Bishop Bling could have done so much more good had it been directed towards the poor and vulnerable of his diocese. I hope there is some way to reclaim what was spent and put it into the hands of those that truly need it.