Documents & Controversy

Cardinal Walter Kasper


ROME - March 6, 2010  Cardinal Walter Kasper, a top adviser to Pope Benedict XVI, told Italian daily La Repubblica  essentially that the Catholic Church should clean up its act following multiple child abuse scandals. “That's enough! We have to seriously clean up the church…Sexual abuses of minors by representatives of the clergy are criminal, shameful acts, they are unacceptable mortal sins…I think such a shocking problem... needs a wider analysis for maybe the whole church and not just one country.”