Paedophilia and Celibacy

In a report of an interview, the Pope acknowledged that paedophilia was common and widespread in the Catholic Church – even at the level of bishop and cardinal –  and called the requirement for celibacy among priests  ‘a problem’ for which he is ‘finding the solution’.  The Vatican denied that he said this.   Cardinal George Pell made reference to celibacy as an issue when questioned by the Victorian Parliamentary Committee in 2013.  Read more:  here

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