21 Aug 2018

Pope acknowledges Church failures in dealing with abuse

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 21 August 2018

Pope Francis has taken the unprecedented measure of acknowledging the failures of the Roman Catholic church in dealing with sexual abuse by priests. The letter was issued after a week of pressure following he publication of a report detailing the abuse by Pennsylvanian priests. Vatican correspondent Sabina Castelfranco tells Susie Ferguson the Pope's letter means unaccountability is no longer an option.