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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-02-12 11:36 PM
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Cardinal says Catholic Church '200 years out of date'
ROME (Reuters) - The former archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini said the Catholic Church was "200 years out of date" in his final interview before his death, published on Saturday.

Martini, once favoured by Vatican progressives to succeed Pope John Paul II and a prominent voice in the church until his death at the age of 85 on Friday, gave a scathing portrayal of a pompous and bureaucratic church failing to move with the times.

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Martini, famous for comments that the use of condoms could be acceptable in some cases, told interviewers the Church should open up to new kinds of families or risk losing its flock.

"A woman is abandoned by her husband and finds a new companion to look after her and her children. A second love succeeds. If this family is discriminated against, not just the mother will be cut off but also her children."

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http://news.yahoo.com/final-interview-cardinal-says-chu...

this is a sad part of the story:

A liberal voice in the church, Martini's chances of becoming pope were damaged when he revealed he was suffering from a rare form of Parkinson's disease and he retired in 2002.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-03-12 05:20 AM
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1. He should have been pope......nt
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