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Pope Resignation #1038578

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 11, 2013
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The surprise announcement from Pope Benedict XVI he will resign due to failing health introduced; photos shown.

(Vatican City: Jeffrey Kofman) The pope's resignation examined; scenes and photos of him shown; details given about the sexual abuse and financial scandals during his reign. [Vatican priest Father John WAUK†- calls it a surprise.] ["The Vatican Diaries' author John THAVIS†- speculates about a retired pope.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Cecilia Vega) The reaction of American Catholics to the pope's news examined; details given about modern issues, including abortion, gay marriage, female priests. [From across the country, five CATHOLICS - react.] [On CBS, former Leadership Conference of Women Religious president Sister Pat FARRELL†- says "radical feminist."] [ABC's Cokie ROBERTS - says it is unlikely the church will change.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Earlier in-studio interview held with Cardinal Timothy Dolan about the resignation. [DOLAN - speculates about this unprecedented resignation and what it will mean to have a former pope; comments on "change" in the church and on the burden of the papacy.]

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Diane;
Kofman, Jeffrey;
Vega, Cecilia
Duration:
00:09:40

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