Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Papal issues

Three key issues are shaping up as crucial in the next papal election, according to George Weigel, author of Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II.

The key issues are:
  1. Collapsing Catholicism in Europe
  2. Radical Islam
  3. Biotechnology
I would wager that many Irish and American Catholics would have presumed that child sex abuse by priests and religious would be top of the list.