The Pope knows better than anyone that the heart of the Christian message is not about power but about the possibility of change and reconciliation when the truth is lived in love. It is manifestly obvious that the church has lamentable failings at the present time, and that an inner healing which will require reform and change is vitally needed. But far from avoiding confronting its own sin … this Pope now and before his election has done the opposite. He has taken concrete steps to bring the church to face the truth openly and honestly.
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