22nd March 2021

“The [Catholic] Church has always been able, even through the fiercest periods of radical and traumatic change, to maintain its grip on western societies and keep its claim to the high ground of moral exclusivity intact. After the recent history of scandals and affairs, however, believers and non-believers alike have had to recalibrate their opinions regarding the role, the authority and the credibility of the Vatican.”

Michele Monni