NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 11, 2013
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(Vatican City: Richard Engel) The pope's resignation examined; scenes shown of him addressing a gathering of cardinals; his remarks about his failing health quoted; details given about his conservatism and the Church scandals he inherited. [In St. Peter’s Square, MAN – reacts.] [NBC Vatican analyst George WEIGEL- says he is stepping off the stage when he feels he can't exercise the Office of Peter.] [Earlier, BENEDICT – apologizes to victims of sex abuse by priests.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Studio: Anne Thompson) The questions about what is next for the Catholic Church and speculation over a successor examined; details given about the changing makeup of the Church, which is growing in Latin America, Africa and Asia; photos of potential successors, including Cardinals Odilo Scherer, Peter Turkson and Marc Ouellet shown. [Cardinal Timothy DOLAN, WOMAN - react.] [Georgetown College Dean Chester GILLIS- says the current cardinals hold the same disposition as the pope.] [Father Robert BARRON- says we need an evangelical pope.]
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