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'Courts feed corruption, vice, crime' says pope

Patrons, courtiers 'can do anything'

07 February, 12:52
'Courts feed corruption, vice, crime' says pope (ANSA) - Rome, February 7 - Courts, with their patrons and courtiers, fuel corruption, vice and crime, Pope Francis said at a Mass in his Vatican hostel Saint Martha's House Friday.

"When there is a court it is possible to do anything," said Francis, who has vowed to reform the Catholic Church's governing body, reportedly roiled by power struggles and the influence of lobbies including a gay one.

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