Pope Benedict breaks his self-imposed silence with a letter on sexual abuse

Pope Francis meets with retired Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican April 15, 2019, the pope emeritus' 92nd birthday. (CNS photo/Vatican Media via Reuters)

This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I talk briefly about the horrific fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Then, we’ll explain why the world took note when Pope Francis kissed the feet of South Sudanese leaders.


We’ll also talk about a new letter from Pope Emeritus Benedict that addressed the sexual abuse crisis. We go through some of the questions that journalists are raising about the circumstances under which the letter was written and distributed.

Finally, I ask Gerry to share one of my favorite stories from his new book on the conclave that elected Pope Francis.

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