The week before the Pope's first visit to Ireland for almost 40 years, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin is open to dealing with scandals about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Pope Frantisek should talk directly about these issues, said Martin Sunday in Dublin, the DPA reports. Pope will take part in the Irish metropolis next weekend (25-26 August) during the closing days of the World Family Meeting, which starts on Tuesday, August 21st. Martin organizes an event that is organized in different countries every three years.
Martin, who for years tried to restore the credibility of the Catholic Church in Ireland for decades of tampering with and torturing thousands of victims by priests and rebels, and forgiving him, paid a previous homily to the pope's upcoming visit.
The journey from Franz to Ireland, according to the Archbishop, comes at a time of growing concern about the future of the Church in and outside of Ireland. In this context, Martin expressed the hope that the pope speaks openly about the "darkness" of the pastbut also to express clearly about the future. Martin said the number of victims & # 39; huge & # 39; was, and admitted that the scandals have a "deep-seated impotence & # 39; had caused the church leaders who helped abuse and tried to protect themselves.
"It is not enough to express regret. Structures that allow or facilitate abuse must be distributed forever"said the archbishop.