After Warsaw-based Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus resigned over the weekend, a second Roman Catholic clergyman stepped down Monday after allegations of a collaboration with Polish communist secret police. A professor and a reporter discuss the resignations.
By PBS NewsHour
Pope Benedict XVI made his first trip to a Muslim country as pontiff Tuesday when he visited Turkey, where he urged religious leaders to reject all acts of violence in the name of faith.
In his opening address to a meeting of U.S. Catholic leaders, Bishop Wilton Gregory said the current sex abuse crisis is perhaps the gravest the American church has ever faced.
A Catholic Church panel on Tuesday recommended any priest who abuses a child in the future be immediately defrocked. The panel added that priests with multiple incidents in the past should also be removed.
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