Search the Archive

Pope Resignation #1038578

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 11, 2013
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Kofman, Jeffrey;
Vega, Cecilia

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.