"it doesn't matter how the Munich case develops--it shows how deep and existentially the church has fallen into crisis... The church is not in a crisis of trust because it is a club of abusers. It is in crisis because it tends ever more towards self-pity instead of helping victims, for example with reparation money. It is in crisis because it will not admit that the priests and brethren attract sexual identity problems. It is in crisis ... because until now a closeness and warmth was possible in the church that had disappeared elsewhere in society. This rare quality could now be lost. The pope has to answer for that now as well," - Matthias Drobinski, Süddeutsche Zeitung.
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