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Catholic Church / L.A. Lawsuits / Next Pope / A Discussion #1040418

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news that the Los Angeles archdiocese under Cardinal Roger Mahony has settled four priest sex abuse lawsuits reported; scenes shown of the black smoke from the first vote by the cardinals for the next pope.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The day's events of the conclave reviewed; scenes shown of the cardinals going into the sistine Chapel and of people waiting in the rain. [SPECTATOR - comments.] [Voice of Vatican analyst John ALLEN†- speculates about the vote.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Allen and Vatican spokesman Father Thomas Rosica† about the day. [ROSICA - talks about the start of the conclave ritual; states the Vatican is an international operation and that there is an excitement here.] [ALLEN - describes what happened in this traditional experience with the cardinals casting ballots; says the politics take place elsewhere during the down time with frank talks among the men in private.]

Cooper, Anderson

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