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If you ask the archdiocese of Washington, D.C. where exactly Cdl. Donald Wuerl lives, expect to be given several different addresses.
Cardinal Wuerl actually lives in a swank Embassy Row penthouse in one of D.C.'s wealthiest neighborhoods. His quarters are approximately 12,000 square feet and feature a private rooftop deck built just for His Eminence.
Cardinal Wuerl has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on renovations to his penthouse, according to journalist George Neumayr, who discovered the fact through the architect contracted to redesign the penthouse, who lists the work done for Wuerl on his website.
This comes on the heels of several revelations regarding the lifestyles of various high-ranking prelates. The habits of German clerics are well known, and many conservative bishops have been "outed" by the liberal media. But while prelates like Cdl. Raymond Burke (whose relatively modest Rome apartment is only a third of the size of Wuerl's) received criticism from the leftist media, Cdl. Wuerl's significantly more lavish (and secretive) living arrangements were ignored.
All of this is being financed by the faithful's donations. While not illegal, it certainly raises some questions about how the money that bishops are stewards of is spent.
For an in-depth analysis of this developing story, watch the entire episode of "Mic'd Up—Must-See: Alleged Cover-Up in NYC."