ARCHBISHOP George Stack of Cardiff has said that his priorities are to address the decline in church attendance and to repair the damage done by the child abuse scandals.
“When we talk about declining numbers we have to fit that into the context of the pressures that people are under in a way that wasn’t true 25 to 30 years ago, and the Church needs to adapt its structure, its organisation,” he said.
The archbishop, who was installed in June, said that evil had touched the life of the Church.
“The damage is done and no matter what you say it can never really touch the depths of the pain that an individual has experienced.
“All we can do as fellow human beings is our best and we try to reconcile, to heal, to forgive, but there’s always that corner in our lives which is broken.”