A radical path of change.
September 1, 2012 10:16 AM Subscribe
Top Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini: Church 200 years behind the times.
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'Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini was a courageous and outspoken figure during the years he headed Europe's largest Catholic diocese'. In an interview recorded in August, and published the day after his death
, he said: "The Church is tired... our prayer rooms are empty." 'Martini, once tipped as a future pope, urged the Church to recognise its errors and to embark on a radical path of change, beginning with the Pope.'
In the interview, the cardinal made sweeping criticisms of the Catholic Church.
'Catholics lacked confidence in the Church, he said. "Our culture has grown old, our churches are big and empty and the church bureaucracy rises up, our religious rites and the vestments we wear are pompous."'