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How might the pope and the president work together?

March 28, 2014
With public opinion ratings “the envy of every politician in Washington,” Pope Francis received President Obama at the Vatican for an hour-long visit. Gwen Ifill talks to Rev. Thomas Reese of the National Catholic Reporter and Stephen Schneck of the Catholic University of America to make sense of the meeting and assess what unites the pontiff and the president.

Obama admonishes Putin, the Pope & the President, SCOTUS, Health Care Enrollment Surge

March 28, 2014
Obama admonishes Putin, the Pope & the President, SCOTUS, Health Care Enrollment Surge
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Has the Catholic Church done enough to address sexual abuse by clergy?

February 6, 2014
A United Nations panel has sharply critiqued how the Vatican responded to widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests, which the Vatican calls distorted and unfair. Rev. Thomas Rosica of the Catholic Salt and Light Television Network and Katherine Gallagher of the Center for Constitutional Rights join Gwen Ifill to offer different views on the report.
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Documents reveal Chicago archdiocese protected priests accused of sex abuse

January 22, 2014
The revelation that the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago hid decades of child sex abuse was revealed through documents as part of a settlement with victims. The papers describe how church leadership reassigned priests accused of abuse to different parishes. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeff Anderson, attorney for the plaintiffs.
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