#ShortNews: Church credibility damaged by scandal, Cardinal Parolin admits

On the clerical sexual abuse scandals that have rocked Catholicism anew in recent months, the pope’s top aide has said the Church must do “everything possible, and even the impossible, to eliminate this phenomenon.”

Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, conceded that the scandals have damaged the Church’s moral authority.

“We have to recover credibility and authoritativeness,” said Parolin. “The Church has taken notable steps … but we have more work to do so that the faithful and the baptized can find anew in the Church an ambit of life and of witness.”

Read more: https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/01/03/popes-top-aide-says-church-must-do-the-impossible-to-fight-abuse/

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