An archbishop has defended the child sex scandal that has engulfed the Roman Catholic Church by claiming it reflects the behaviour of society at large.
Brazilian archbishop Dadeus Grings also said adolescents are 'spontaneously homosexual' and in need of guidance.
He said: 'Society today is paedophile, that is the problem. So people easily fall into it. And the fact it is denounced is a good sign.'
Grings made his comments to a journalist from the O Globo newspaper at a bishop's conference in Rio De Janeiro.
They come just three weeks after Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's second in-command, said the Church's international sex scandal is linked to homosexuality and not celibacy among priests.
Several cases of priests allegedly abusing children have surfaced in Brazil in recent months.
Father Geraldo Martins, a spokesman for the National Conference of Brazilian B
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