As an increasingly dark cloud of sex-abuse scandals gathers over the Catholic church, disillusionment is shrinking the number of faithful. A Vatican adviser confesses this is the “summer from hell.” This week, an Archbishop said that Pope Francis himself is complicit in covering up the crimes.
A 2015 Pew survey found that the Catholic church has lost more members than any other faith in recent decades, even as congregants are reducing their financial support.
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