Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of German Bishop Found Guilty of Embezzlement

Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a German bishop who was convicted of embezzling money from a woman suffering from dementia.

A German court found Auxiliary Bishop Johannes Bündgens of Aachen guilty of misappropriating 128,000 euros (about $128,000).

Bishop Bündgens was sentenced to nine months suspended jail time and a 5,000-euro fine, CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner, reported.

“It is good for all parties that the Pope has made a swift decision,” Bishop Helmut Dieser said in a statement published Tuesday.

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