Pope Francis Suffers From a ‘Trust Deficit

Pope Francis (photo: Demokracija)

Pope Francis is finding it harder and harder to get by on trust alone as the faithful demand information and transparency, a report suggests, reports Breitbart.


Writing in the online Catholic news site Crux, veteran Vatican reporter John L. Allen Jr. stated Thursday that two major issues—the Vatican-China deal and the sex abuse crisis—showcase the need for Pope Francis to move beyond his tactic of silence in the face of problems with the expectation that people will simply “trust him.”

Francis is dealing with “two groups for whom a plea of ‘trust me’ from any Church leader, even him, is especially hard to swallow,” Allen notes, and moreover, “trust is a two-way street.”

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