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By Sandro Contenta
As the cardinals converge on the Vatican City to select a new pope, they face a church in steep decline in the Western world. Empty pews are indicative of a community that has lost faith with its church, a church that has been consistently conservative and has failed to address either the modern issues it faces or its many scandals. Award-winning Star journalist Sandro Contenta, who has covered the Catholic church for more than a decade looks at the state of the Church in Ireland and Quebec to reveal the lessons that the papal conclave should take to heart. Entertaining and insightful, Sex, Scandal and Secularism offers a fresh take on a critical issue.

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