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Vatican, not the Church, needs total overhaul

A LOT of people are constantly erring in identifying the Vatican with 'the Church'. The Vatican is made up of men – 'the Church' is Christ.

Our Church leaders have, once again, betrayed Christ's Church in failing to deal with the scandal caused by allowing Cardinal Brady to remain on until retirement age.

Cardinal Brady should have stepped down voluntarily; but that's his problem.

It seems to me these clerical VIPs in Rome consider themselves exempt from the moral code that applies to the rest of us.

Indeed, this whole sad saga seems to imply that they have a special moral code that overrides conscience. Hence the enormity of the task Pope Francis faces in trying to bring real reform to the heart of the Vatican.

SEAN McELGUNN

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