Monday 23 January 2017

Message of Christianity has been lost in affairs of the church

Published 03/12/2015 | 02:30

Pope Francis prays at St Peter's square yesterday
Pope Francis prays at St Peter's square yesterday

The attempts to clean up the Vatican bring home the extent of the corruption that has informed the Catholic Church's administration.

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The Italian bias in the way the church has been organised has led to its involvement in Italian politics and power, including connections with the Mafia.

Pope Benedict did not know what hit him when he was first confronted with the venal set-up in the administration of the church; it all seemed to be out of his reach, ending in his resignation.

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