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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Vatican officials declined to comment on a new $2.2 million residence built for Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory, but the episode is particularly embarrassing since Francis fired a German bishop for a lavish $43 million mansion.


  1. fr frank vitus

    It was my understanding that house on the Mitchell property was not suited for the Bishop’s needs and he was planning on constructing a new house. He then backed off of his plans when the letters were pouring in. He then decided to sell the property and look for somewhere more simple. He was going to put in the hands of the presbyteral council and pastoral council.
    What should of been reported that Archbishop Gregory sent out a open letter of apology. Bishop Myer of Newark did not.

  2. The Vatican bank holds approx. $8.2 billion in assests despite millions of starving Catholics world wide.

  3. I believe that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to spending in the catholic church and other churches as well. Shame on them.

  4. Not Pope Francis

    There is currently a $3 Million Rectory being built in Atlanta against the wishes of parishioners and residents.

  5. Pope Francis or Bishop of Rome as he prefers to be called, may be humble in the judgement of his admirers by showing to be frugal in the eyes of the world but at the same time he has also humbled the sacredness of the almost 2000 years old Traditional Liturgy as codified in the Quo Primum of Pope St. Pius V in 1570. He undermines or ignores the validity of the Latin Rite and tolerated the ecclesiastic and masonic worship in all Churches. I remember the saying and I quote: “All the good works necessary for salvation are in vain should you keep a single mortal sin in your soul”.

  1. […] Recently something that has been spiraling out in the news world would have to be the resignation of Monsignor Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst that was strongly encouraged by Pope Francis. Lately, a lot of people have been thinking a lot of different things in regards to our new Pope….from his views, to the extreme decisions he makes to now this. Pope Francis has been a very humble man, and has tried emphasizing how much he wants to make the inequality of the wealthy and the poor disappear. He believes that you should do your service to the Lord by lending a helping hand to the less fortunate. Once Pope Francis was aware that this bishop was taking funds from the church to build his 43 BILLION dollar mansion from the art work spending about 620,000 dollars on that, and 20,000 dollars on a simple bathtub. Pope Francis was not please, since he was trying to make it clear how helping the unforutante was top on his list. He then proceeded to ask this bishop to give up his position, as he wanted humble people working for the church. There have now been rumors that he will turn this German’s bishop mansion to a help for the homeless, but only time will tell. To read more, click here.  […]