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Pope's US Visit / Priest Abuse / A Discussion #890520

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 17, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Dan Harris) Pope Benedict XVI's trip to the US that included an historic meeting with victims of molestation by Catholic priests when they were children featured; scenes shown of his appearance at an open air Mass; details given about his secret meetings with men and women from the Boston area who were abused. [Pope spokesman Father Federico LOMBARDI†- says they prayed with the Holy Father.] [Vatican consultant Father Keith PECKLERS†- says this is the first such meeting and indicates the pope is getting the message.] [Earlier, POPE - comments on the temptations of priests.] [Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests founder Barbara BLAINE†- says those who covered it up are still in power.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Live discussion held with Pecklers about the pope's meeting with abuse victims. [PECKLERS - says this was a surprise meeting brought about by Cardinal O'Malley of Boston; notes we have a pope who is listening.]

Gibson, Charles;
Harris, Dan

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