PBS NewsHour

The pope defends a bishop accused of witnessing abuse

Clip: 01/23/2018 | 6m | Video has closed captioning.

Pope Francis came under fire during a trip to Chile for defending a bishop accused of directly witnessing and covering up sexual abuse by another church figure, dating back to the 1980s. While the pope apologized for his wording, he stands by the bishop. Lisa Desjardins talks with Anne Barrett Doyle of BishopAccountability.org about what the pontiff’s words mean to victims and other Catholics.

Aired: 01/23/18

Rating: NR

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