I guess death was liberating for a certain bishop, who finally called out the Catholic church for its abuses in a posthumous interview.
Hours after Milan’s former Archbishop, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, died on Friday at the age of 85, the leading daily paper Corriere della Sera printed his final interview, in which he attacks the Church – and by implication its current leadership – for being "200 years out of date".
"Our culture has aged, our churches are big and empty and the church bureaucracy rises up, our rituals and our cassocks are pompous," the Cardinal said. "The Church must admit its mistakes and begin a radical change, starting from the Pope and the bishops. The paedophilia scandals oblige us to take a journey of transformation."
Yeah? So what else is new?
Also, a bit of strangeness: the Independent published this with a photo of Martini’s rather waxy looking corpse. Why? This interest in dead bodies is a very Catholic sort of thing.