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Catholics wait for "More Good News"

Switzerland’s Catholic Church will postpone an image boosting campaign in the wake of the European Church’s sexual abuse scandal.

This content was published on April 11, 2010 - 11:48

The “More Good News” campaign will begin one week later than planned and would be “slightly adjusted”, said Walter Müller, a spokesman for the Swiss Bishops Conference.

The Church will in the introduction of its document add several sentences explaining why it makes sense to become – or remain – one of the faithful despite allegations of abuse.

The over 5,000 posters proclaiming “More Good News” have already been printed and were sent unchanged to the country’s approximately 2,000 parishes.

The media campaign will begin on May 16.

“More Good News” is an allusion to the Christian gospel. There is also a website.

“More space for the good news – now more than ever!” the Church announced on the website. At the same time it acknowledges the campaign will be launched at a tough time.

“It is difficult in the current situation to speak of good news. But the Catholic Church in the past committed serious errors, which are now being mercilessly exposed.”

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