AN ETHICAL ANALYSIS OF TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN CHURCH ADMINISTRATION
We find corruption in different sectors of society; civil as well as religious. The Catholic Church also tended to corruption and malpractices in its administration. Transparency and accountability help to eradicate corruption. Transparency is counted as an informational mechanism whereas accountability is that one is responsible and answerable for one’s action. The Church has been questioned by a series of events related to unaccountability and opacity concerned with sexual abuse cases and financial mismanagement. A depraved conception is that when somebody admits the error, it defames the Church. The problem of ‘vectoral’ accountability and the pervasiveness of hierarchia intensified the situation. Pope Francis has taken measures in favour of transparency and accountability. It enhances a democratic culture and informational subsidiarity to have credibility in the administration so that the virtue of truthfulness and justice can be performed. A pre-conventional, conventional and post-conventional ethical reasoning would help the Church to recapture the spirit of the gospel to form a just and uncorrupted society.
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