• In my view, the Catholic Church as a community of faith will be preserved, but only if it abandons the Roman system of rule. We managed to get by without this absolutist system for 1,000 years. The problems began in the 11th century, when the popes asserted their claim to absolute control over the Church.

    "'A Putinization of the Catholic Church'". Interview with Martin Doerry, Ulrich Schwarz and Peter Wensierski, September 21, 2011.