Hundreds of sexual abuse cases against Catholic priests have been surfacing in Ireland over the past weeks and the Pope said he will address the crisis in a repentance letter tomorrow.
But his efforts could be undermined by a scandal of his own. Last week, a senior church official said when the Pope was Archdiocese of Munich, he made ?serious mistakes? in handling one specific priest accused of molesting boys back in the early 1980s.
Rachel Donadio, Rome Bureau Chief for The New York Times gives us the latest from the Vatican. And David Clohessy, national director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, brings the story closer to home. He tells us about how an Irish priest accused of rape in Ireland ended up counseling young people in a drug rehabilitation center in South Bend, Indiana.
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