The Nuncio expressed himself critically about the dialog process in the Catholic Church. "Conflict in the Church is the wrong way. But dialog is not a conflict, but the opposite". Whoever only values his own position, doesn't engage in dialog. It would be a courageous step of the Bishops, to seek a discussion with the people of the Church. "Only those who want to turn the Church on its head, are those who do not want dialog."
With a view to the debate surrounding the Kirchensteuer [Church tax], the Nuncio said, the Church in the Bundesrepublik is "sometimes is too concerned with managing resources and forgets the announcing of the good news.". As to the question for the reason for empty churches and few priestly vocations Perisset recalled that this is not a malfunction of the institution of the Church; the reasons lay in the mentality of people and in erroneous beliefs. "We need a new culture of community, of believing together. For that reason we need also great celebrations like World Youth Day or Papal Masses in the Olympiastadion. They show: you are not alone."
At the same time, Perisset insisted that the Church must adjust itself in its announcing the faith in today's environment. "We say things that people don't understand any more. We must return to the basic elements of the Faith and freshly explain these with simple words in colorful language." The restoration of the faith has to "come again from the family, so that we might remake the Church. If the grandparents don't take their grandchildren along, if the adults do not discuss the faith, if the faith is not developed in the family, then there is no future."