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Pope's Resignation / Mahony and Priest Sex Abuse / A Discussion #1039501

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Casey Wian) The criticism from Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony of criticism on his role in protecting sexual predators in the Catholic Church examined; scenes shown of picketing outside his residence; details given about documents about Mahony, his blogging response against accusations and the issue of him voting with the College of Cardinals to pick the next pope. [SNAP's Joelle CASTEIX†, was altar boy, "Stockton Record" columnist Michael FITZGERALD - comment on the abuse issue and Mahony's covering up of sex abuse.] [Fuller Theological Seminary Dr. Cecil ROBECK†, immigration rights activist Jorge-Maria CABRERA†- comment positively on the cardinal.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The recent grilling of Cardinal Timothy Dolan about priest sex abuse noted. Live discussion held with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, "National Catholic Reporter" John Allen and former priest Robert Hoatson about Mahony. [ALLEN - explains how Mahony feels mistreated.] [In studio, HOATSON - says Mahony should apologize for mistakes: it is a pity party for priests; blames the church hierarchy for covering up the abuse.] [AMANPOUR - says the Vatican feels under siege about the scandals; outlines what will happen on Pope Benedict XVI's unprecedented last day.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Wian, Casey

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