In mass to end Vatican summit, Mark Coleridge says the church has been its ‘own worst enemy’

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane has admitted the Catholic church in Australia has fallen down in caring for the survivors of clerical sexual abuse, saying it has been “its own worst enemy”.

Speaking on Sunday in Rome at the end of a Vatican summit on the protection of minors, the archbishop cited the need for transparency, accountability and inclusiveness, saying the summit would lead to practical measures in dealing with abuse.

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