On Friday, September 22, Bishop Teemu Sippo gave us his vew on the finances of the Diocese of Helsinki. Later the same day, the Vicar General, Father Raimo Goyarrola, shared his thoughts on the situation in the Diocese, using the image of a hospital to illustrate the Diocese.
Below you will find an English rendering of the Vicar General's thoughts on Stella Maris and salaries for priests.
Thoughts on the Situation in the Diocese of Helsinki
Pope Francis has frequently likened the Church to a hospital.
Even though it seems contradictory, the reality is that there are more healthy people than patients in a hospital: doctors, nurses, janitorial staff, administrators etc. Thanks be to God, the health of our Diocese is very good. All of us Catholics in Finland – lay people, religious and priests – want to be faithful to Jesus Christ and spread the Gospel.