|Dompastor's Designer Chic|
Edit: when he's not endorsing for the Freemasons or abusing the Liturgy, buying pornographic art, or honoring famous Communists, he's relaxing in his sumptuous loft apartment. A comparable apartment in New York probably couldn't be rented for less than $5,000 a month. He even has a personal hairdresser.
Vienna (kath.net) The media "friendly" Viennese cathedral minister Toni Faber has probably, finally, shot himself in the foot. After a discussion about lifestyle in which the newspaper has published several photos of Faber's luxurious penthouse apartment, the waves have gone high. Some comments in the social media has been weighed criticism in the newspaper. "Better living with Toni Faber," was tweeted by ORF anchorman Armin Wolf. "Nice to see that the Church-tax is invested so stylishly," it read on Facebook. And derStandard.at poster "Wakman" even described the 100-square meter (1076 square feet) loft apartment as "Faber Manor". For Faber himself the "service apartment" is no problem. To "Der Standard" he says, "Whenever we (...) invite the media to the apartment, then there will automatically be the envious, which is one reason why I say quite openly:.. This is a service apartment. The fittings and Art, however, I financed with my private money that I have earned in the last 25 years." According to the newspaper, Cardinal Schönborn is said to be less than pleased about the publication of the photos.
Michael Prüller, his press secretary, explained to the newspaper: "It is debatable whether it is the duty of a minister to present his apartment to the media, but for me this is a storm in a teacup because this is a normal service apartment... the Cathedral Priest live so long and has paid operating costs, as he works." Also, no Church-tax money was used for this, as the house is located in the possession of the Cathedral Parish.
The pictures are at: http://derstandard.at/1397521283589/Toni-Faber-Ein-Glaserl-Wein-und-hundert-Engerln