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Italian political leader sees ‘scandal’ in current pontificate

December 23, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Marcelo Pera, the former president of the Italian senate has denounced the leadership of Pope Francis as “a scandal in the biblical sense of the word: it leads souls astray and makes the faithful stumble.” Pera—an avowed atheist, who nevertheless collaborated with Pope Benedict XVI in a book on the importance of Christianity in European culture—complained that “the Church and been reduced to a kind of NGO.”

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