The first duty of the Church is to bring people to God. The Church's answers to social and environmental problems are "secondary", Cardinal Gerhard Müller told an audience in Den Bosch, Netherlands on November 18.
And, "We cannot replace the Church of Jesus Christ, the sacraments, with a social organisation."
The Katholiek Nieuwsblad interpreted Müller’s words as a critic of Pope Francis' "paradigm change" that shifts the focus mainly on issues like migrants, poverty and the climate.
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