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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The former archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini said the Catholic Church was "200 years out of date" in his final interview before his death, published on Saturday.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.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Brave words indeed for a man of Faith who was about to meet the real head of the Church any time. For his sake, I hope he was right in terms of how the little meeting before St Peter went. I'd imagine that wasn't a statement the Big Guy was going to be in the mood to hear 'out of context' about.