Allegations that Pope Benedict and other church leaders covered up sexual abuse cases, including those at a school for the deaf in Wisconsin, continue to rock the Catholic Church. Judy Woodruff reports.
In other news Thursday, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced a relaxation of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays serving in the military and a new taped message reportedly of Osama bin Laden surfaced on Al-Jazeera.
Catholics in Ireland and Germany are seeking apologies and explanations as allegations of child abuse have besieged the Vatican's inner-circle. Gwen Ifill reports.
Pope Benedict XVI is speaking out about the child abuse scandals that have riled Catholics in Ireland and Germany. Gwen Ifill talks to John Allen, a journalist with National Catholic Reporter.
In other news, a U.K. inquiry revealed that the U.S. focused on Iraq just hours after the Sept. 11 attacks, and the United Nations expressed frustration with Iran over its refusal to export its uranium for enrichment.
A recent book shed light on Mother Teresa's struggles with her personal faith. Richard Rodriguez presents an essay on the religious icon and how she wrestled with her beliefs.
Two highly anticipated studies documenting molestation problems in the U.S. Catholic Church, released Friday, reported 10,667 cases of assault on minors from 1950 to 2002.
A Roman Catholic Church audit released Tuesday found that almost all dioceses in the United States fully comply with a new mandatory policy aimed at preventing sex abuse by priests, although some victim advocates criticized the audit's methodology.
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