The President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC), Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau has maintained the view that he is not “fully convinced” that allowing priests to wed would “curtail” the scourge of sexual abuse in the Church.
He believed that the scandal is a “fraction” of what is happening in society.
“…This is a human problem…. I really don’t believe that because any system does not solve human problems. …For a lot of what has happened in the Church because it borders also on illness (pedophilia) I do not think a choice for married clergy will solve the whole issue….” the Bishop said in an interview with the Director of Dominica Catholic Radio, Nazarine Gordon last month.