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And welcome back to -- -- of it coming to you live from Rome where we have been covering the conclave that elected -- France's.
The former Jorge cardinal Jorge a -- goalie out.
And one of the issues that faces the church of the challenges is of course a sexual abuse crisis but there -- many other challenges.
And I want to bring in actually in -- she's -- correspondent for relevant radio network we're talking about some of the legal issues facing the church and some of the things -- it must address.
Even be on the euphoria.
Of having a new Pope because that's what it is right now last 48 hours we've been talking about.
This euphoria of that there's over a set of I can't say that and -- -- do you have hope and but there's measures ahead.
What do you see is that.
First thing that the of the -- -- needs to challenge.
I think one of his biggest challenges is going to be overcoming the problem of secularist nation and especially going -- -- -- in Europe.
We -- see -- in the United States in the west and to.
It's quite interesting I think that -- being from Latin America you know.
First half of the the Catholic population is concentrated in the Latin American countries now let.
Just 500 years ago it was European missionaries who were going.
To the new worlds to an end to -- and now.
We're having a Latin America open in office you do -- -- -- is -- the world -- exactly -- quite an interesting moment.
Church sex abuse crisis because even though so many the issues where from 34 years ago.
There's still resurfacing because they're finding new documents as in the case of Los Angeles where they had to pay out.
You have millions of dollars to settle these suits.
And who knows what's gonna happen in the future somebody else we'll come out about something that happened a few years ago so what is.
What does -- I have to do.
Well I think it's gonna have to continue to listen to those stories you listen to them it.
Tim's follow in the footsteps of Pope Benedict the sixteenth meeting with the victims that sort of thing.
Also the hope is that with the things that Pope Benedict the sixteenth put in place and it is like.
-- zero tolerance policy things like that we've already seen the problems shrink to almost nine.
So the hope is is that anything that comes up will be from the past and going forward -- can eradicated from.
Needed them the film as Pope Benedict the sixteenth content -- the catch.
You know from the little the legal -- to facing isn't and it's part of -- -- -- is the issue of same sex marriage in several states have passed.
And giving of homosexuals the right to marry.
And what is this going to mean for the church as a continually sort of -- to face the issue of whether or not you know the pressure really is when it comes to them to.
You know bless same sex marriages or even performs in -- marriage.
Ceremonies in the church from.
How is -- -- gonna have to sort of face that.
Well this is one of those we could call -- a settled issue in the church in the sense that the teaching.
Is not going to change when you're right the pressure's going to bill that it is still doing nothing even among Catholics -- -- maybe if you look at the numbers about Catholics it.
How do you -- things -- -- -- in the numbers are very very similar to that the rest of the culture and dialogue is going to be very very important in this case and I think that -- Francis is proving himself.
From his record as colonel regalia as someone -- very open to dialogue we've seen and -- religious dialogue that he's ever taken it.
Also remember this is the same man who watched and kiss the feet of aids patients.
And sell I think he's going to be really open to those conversations let me read -- a couple of tests are coming in this is from.
Judy Levin wouldn't makes him more relatable to the -- public.
And now Mercedes says and I'm thankful for this new refreshing -- I'm sure he'll be nothing but good for turning -- -- -- around after all the immoral acts being covered up.
For all of these years people really do have a new hope.
About what he's going to be able to do.
To the sort of -- of the church but.
As other well and of -- is talking about that -- -- did a lot.
We have a good -- That's right that's right exactly.
And -- -- that I think was his more reserved personality.
And so people had a harder time relating to him yeah and still be -- The affection that was automatically they're -- charismatic -- late Pope John Paul the second it was harder for outsiders to -- Girl that you know for Pope Benedict the sixteenth.
And it hit and I seeing in cardinal Francis people have already their -- Think yeah yes -- poetic do you know him -- it would probably Francis -- party talking about fondness and they've developed for him.
-- is just simple ways he seems to be a real -- of the people he's shown that an Argentine yeah.
And he's shown that tests and these past couple of days it's very into.
Sting because people have this relationship they -- -- because -- seem so simple and humble but yet even if you ask them.
What do you think his views are about abortion same sex marriage.
Sex out of sight outside of marriage they would never believe that he would -- its hardline views -- this is disconnect between what they feel about him and his fans were well I think.
Think sometimes confusion comes when people tried to use a political brain to understand the hope.
And -- within the church context it just doesn't work like that little hole.
Comes into office he.
That they -- confident face doesn't become his possession it's not something that he now gets to change on a win.
That's his job is to preserve it his job is to preserve and conserve.
The teachings of the church which are based on the teachings of Christ which -- the same yesterday today and tomorrow.
Paula thank you very much actually analysis -- the -- correspondent for the relevant radio network thank you very much.
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