The Straits Times
Published on Feb 26, 2013

Retired British archbishop calls for church reform


LONDON (AP) - Retired Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor says the Catholic Church needs renewal and reform after a new pope is chosen.

He says the "pope's own house" must be put in order.

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor said on Tuesday that many bishops and cardinals believe the next pope should be more collegial in his governance of the sprawling church.

He said the pope is a unifying figure but cannot govern effectively without a "real association" with the bishops.