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Catholic Church / Priest Sex Abuse / Vatican / Pike Interview #961126

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Vatican City: Nic Robertson) The scandal over priest abuse in the Catholic Church reviewed; details given about the questions of what Pope Benedict XVI {aka Bishop/Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger} knew about the problem & when he knew about it: whether there is a coverup of abuse in Germany before he became pope. [Victims rights activist Colm O'GORMAN†- talks about the global system of abuse.] New cases of abuse surfacing in Europe & Ireland noted; photos shown of Irish pedophile priest Brendan Smith.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "The Future of the Church" author John Pike about the Catholic Church & sex abuse. [PIKE - comments on Ratzinger & the German sex abuse case of the 1980s & the church's pattern of moving abusive priests from parish to parish in years past; states it is now seen as a global problem; indicates the deeper problem is the pope's ability to lead the church out of this crisis.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Robertson, Nic

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