Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini - file photograph
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Cardinal Carlo Martini says Church '200 years behind'

1 September 2012 Last updated at 22:20 BST

Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini has described the Roman Catholic Church as being "200 years behind" the times.

The cardinal died on Friday, aged 85 but Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has since published his last interview, recorded in August.

In it he said: "The Church is tired... our prayer rooms are empty."

David Willey reports from Rome.