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German 'Luxury Bishop' Settles With Court Over First-class Flight

A German court has dropped for the time being an investigation into a Roman Catholic prelate - known as the “luxury bishop” - over accusations that he lied under oath about taking a first-class flight to visit poverty projects in India. State prosecutors had sought to have Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg fined for making false affidavits about the flight, but the court accepted a 20,000-euro settlement. The bishop also has been under scrutiny over separate revelations...

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