Vatican, 29 August, 2020 / 12:10 pm (ACI Africa).
In an interview Thursday, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, spoke about uncovering financial scandal, saying that hiding scandal increases and entrenches it.
“Mistakes must make us grow in humility and push us to convert and improve, but they do not dispense us from our duties,” the Vatican Secretary of State told the Italian cultural association Ripartelitalia Aug. 27.
Asked if “scandals and inefficiencies” hurt the Church’s credibility to propound economic ethics, the cardinal said “errors and scandals must not be covered up, but recognized and corrected or sanctioned, in the economic field as in others.”
“We know well that the attempt to hide the truth does not lead to healing the evil, but to increase and entrench it,” Parolin stated. “We must learn and respect with humility and patience” the requirements of “fairness, transparency, and economic competence.”
“In fact, we must recognize that we have often underestimated them and realized this with a delay,” he continued.