Is the Roman Catholic Church in Freefall?
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30th June 2017, 03:20 PM
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Brisbane, Aust.
The Italian press is all over the Pell story it seems.
Chris Lamb, the Rome correspondent for Catholic journal The Tablet, said the Vatican had so far put on a show of support for Pell.
Lamb said the charges put the issue of sexual abuse back on the agenda for Pope Francis.
"It shows it's not something that's going away from the Church and it's something that's going to have to be constantly looked at and dealt with," he said.
"I think there is still a need for better and policies and procedures in dealing with cases from the Vatican end … they need to get everyone on board to deal with this very serious issue more robustly.
"It's a landmark moment for the wrong reasons in the sense that Cardinal Pell is the highest ranking church leader to ever face formal charges.
"It is a big moment and it will have long term ramifications for the Church."
The Tablet, said the Vatican had so far put on a show of support for Pell.
Is an absolute gem for those who like to read between the lines.
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