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March 12th, 2013
11:00 PM ET

Cardinals set date for pope vote

The national director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests talks about their "Dirty Dozen" list of most concerning papal candidates.

Read SNAP's list of "least worst" choices

Selecting a pope: a digital interactive


Filed under: David Clohessy • John Allen • Pope Benedict • Vatican
February 28th, 2013
12:13 AM ET

Historic transition for Catholic church

Unprecedented in modern times, the Pope is resigning from his position. Anderson Cooper reports on the transition.

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Filed under: Pope Benedict • Religion
February 26th, 2013
11:27 PM ET

Headlines overshadow Pope's final days

Christiane Amanpour, Robert Hoatson and CNN's Sr. Vatican Analyst John Allen detail the scandals weighing on the Papacy. FULL POST

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Filed under: Christiane Amanpour • John Allen • Pope Benedict • Religion • Robert Hoatson • Vatican
February 26th, 2013
11:19 PM ET

Victim: He covered up abuse for 25 years

Scandal-plagued Cardinal Mahony heading to select next Pope causes outrage among some Catholics. Casey Wian reports.

Read more on CNN's Belief Blog

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Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Pope Benedict • Religion • Vatican
February 25th, 2013
11:40 PM ET

Vatican scandal before Pope resigns

Christiane Amanpour and John Allen report on rumors of a secret gay lobby within the Vatican and sex abuse allegations.

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Filed under: Christiane Amanpour • Pope Benedict • Religion
February 25th, 2013
11:35 PM ET

Allegations of corruption at the Vatican

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the controversy surrounding the Pope's resignation and the selection of his successor.

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Filed under: Pope Benedict • Religion
February 11th, 2013
11:32 PM ET

Pope resignation 'shocking' news

Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. Barbie Latza Nadeau and CNN's Sr. Vatican Analyst explain.

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Filed under: Barbie Latza Nadeau • John Allen • Pope Benedict • Religion
March 26th, 2010
04:23 PM ET

Video: Clerics regret church abuse as Vatican denounces report

CNN

Top Catholic clerics from France and Britain expressed shame, anger and regret Friday over a widening abuse scandal in the church that has reached Pope Benedict XVI's doorstep.

At the same time, the Vatican and Benedict's former German diocese strongly denied a newspaper report that said the pope was aware that a priest later convicted of molesting boys was returning to pastoral work.

They said the pope, then archbishop in Munich, Germany, had no knowledge of the decision to return the priest to resume his duties.

The archdiocese "rejects any other version of events as mere speculation," the Vatican said.

The Vatican and archdiocese were responding to a New York Times article published Friday that said the future pope was copied on a memo informing him the priest, the Rev. Peter Hullermann, would return to pastoral work within days of beginning psychiatric treatment for pedophilia.
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Filed under: Pope Benedict
March 26th, 2010
02:29 PM ET

The horror of covering sexual abuse

Bridget Fallon
CNN

After working as a journalist for 17 years in London, I have returned to Ireland where I find a very different country to the one I left.

I find an Ireland in the midst of massive change, not just economically but socially too. Covering the Irish church scandal story for CNN really brought home these changes to me.

When I was growing up in Ireland in the 1970s and 80s the church dominated. Most people I knew were schooled by priests and nuns. So was I until my parents decided to reef me out of the convent after one nun told me to cross my legs because I was exciting the boys: I was six years old.

Most people went to Mass and confession once a week. My grandmother went to mass every day. Confession was the strangest thing: how could an eight-year-old sin enough to confess every week? Most weeks I would sit there and make up sins that I had committed to make myself sound more interesting. And that way I had something to build on the following week.

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Filed under: Pope Benedict
March 26th, 2010
11:31 AM ET

Video: Vatican on the defense

CNN

CNN's Senior Vatican Analyst John Allen says the Catholic Church is fighting to preserve the pontiff's moral authority.


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