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In other news Wednesday, at least 11 people were missing after an oil rig explosion off of Louisiana's Gulf Coast. Also, Pope Benedict promised the Catholic Church would take action in the sex abuse scandal after he met with victims…
Pope Benedict celebrated his fifth anniversary as head of the Catholic Church under continuing scrutiny over the Church's handling of sexual abuse allegations. Tom Bearden reports from Denver on the reaction of American Catholics to the scandals plaguing the Vatican.
Vatican officials have condemned criticism of Pope Benedict in connection with the sexual abuse scandal roiling the Church. Margaret Warner talks to two church experts in the U.S.
With growing controversy over Pope Benedict's role in punishing priests accused of misconduct, Margaret Warner reports on the reaction of Catholics in the U.S. to the sex abuse scandal.
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.
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