When Pope Benedict XVI first visited the United States, he reached out to victims of abuse by Catholic priests, an unusual move for the Vatican. He was the first pope to directly apologize to victims for their trauma and publicly acknowledge that the Church has erred in its handling of offending priests. But the Pontiff’s role in handling child sex abuse allegations while he was Archbishop of Munich has come under new scrutiny in a CNN investigative documentary airing this weekend that explores the pope’s role in managing the child sexual abuse crisis. What did he know, when did he know it, what did he do with the information?
<i>*What the Pope Knew debuts Saturday, September 25 at 8:00pm Eastern and Pacific on CNN/U.S. and CNN International</i>
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