As historic summit on church sex abuse begins, critics say pope’s credibility is at risk

JUDY WOODRUFF: Tomorrow at the Vatican, a historic four-day summit begins on clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church. It follows a year packed with allegations from Catholic diocese around the world. Now fingers are also pointed squarely at Pope Francis. Victims and even high-ranking officials are accusing him of Continue Reading

Why McCarrick’s defrocking represents an ‘extraordinary signal’ for the Catholic Church

JUDY WOODRUFF: This past weekend, the Vatican made its strongest move yet against sexual abuse in the church by defrocking former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for abusing children and adults. McCarrick is the first former cardinal to be thrown out of the church. William Brangham examines whether this marks a Continue Reading