The Telegraph said:
Pope Francis has declared himself a "sinner" and says the Catholic Church will “fall like a house of cards” unless it is able to focus more on the “essentials” of preaching the Gospel and less on politics and bureaucracy.
In an unprecedented 10,000 word interview, the Argentinean Pope, who has established a reputation for directness and humility since being elected six months ago, said he was determined to reform the Church but said it had become “obsessed” with issues such as gay marriage, abortion and contraception.
And in another characteristically startling admission he declared himself a sinner.
"This is the most accurate definition,” he said, when asked what sort of a man he was. “It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”