Frontline's new documentary, "Secrets of the Vatican," uses leaked documents and interviews to expose turmoil, corruption and abuse in the final year of Pope Benedict's papacy. It's a legacy that Pope Francis is now trying to overcome.
Sexual attitudes are changing in South Africa. But there remains challenges in family planning and disease prevention. Anchor Marco Werman talks with reporter Poppy Louw from The Times newspaper in Johannesburg about those challenges.
The Filipino Catholic Church has long been influential in the country's politics, as well as its morality. But that influence is waning, and perhaps nowhere is that more visible in the end of a decade-long battle to enact legislation providing for free contraceptives to the country's residents.
The recent passage of a controversial law that provides free contraception has called into question the Church's social and political influence in the Philippines. It's also put the spotlight on activists who have been challenging the Church's power.
The Takeaway speaks to one entrepreneur who has taken up the challenge. Patrick Leinen is the co-founder of Little iApps and creator of The Confession App, which facilitates Catholics who aim to seek penance for their sins.
Questions are being raised about whether Pope Benedict was personally involved in covering up a case of child sex abuse by a Roman Catholic priest. Marco Werman talks with John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter.
Pope Benedict has said he wants to 'extend the hand of friendship' to the whole of the UK during his visit. He also urged the British to resist 'more aggressive forms of secularism'. Laura Lynch reports.