What Are the Prospects for a 'Vatican Spring?'

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Three days after Benedict XVI made himself Pope Emeritus by resignation, the College of Cardinals gathered today at the Vatican. They came by car, bus and taxi and told reporters they have a lot to talk about before going to the Sistine Chapel to vote on Benedict's replacement. The Pope Emeritus has left the Church of Rome coping with sex abuse, financial corruption, and the role of women. The Vatican has confirmed wiretaps on its own officials, and the Pope Emeritus is being publicly criticized -- unthinkable during his years of infallibility. Will the next Pope be vulnerable to pressure to step down?  We hear demands for reform from American nuns and sex-abuse victims and update today's developments in Rome.




Warren Olney