Clergy address sexual abuse by priests and the Catholic Church’s history of covering it up

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Two men talk in front of Saint Peter's Basilica ahead of a four-day meeting on the global sexual abuse crisis, held by Pope Francis, at the Vatican, February 21st, 2019. Photo credit: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Nearly 200 Catholic bishops and high-ranking clergy are in Vatican City for a meeting on child sex abuse within the church -- and efforts that individual diocese around the world made to cover it up. Pope Francis has vowed to take action to protect children, but there is a lot of skepticism around whether the church can police itself.

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Guests:
Brandon McGinley - Editor at Eternal World Television Network, Catholic writer based in Pittsburgh - @brandonmcg, Rachel Donadio - reporter at The Atlantic covering politics and culture across Europe - @racheldonadio

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer, Adriana Cargill