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This house believes that the Catholic church is a force for good
December 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm / 6:30 pm
Over the past few decades the Catholic Church has been the subject of a growing number of controversies and much criticism. The child abuse scandal is still ongoing and The Church has previously been accused of worsening the AIDs crisis.
Since the election of Pope Francis, the Catholic Church has seen an improvement in its public perception. Supporters claim that The Church is committed to social justice and point to the fact it is one of the largest donors of aid in the world.
The Manchester Debating Union asks: is the Catholic Church a force for good?