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Critics say Catholic sex abuse strains pope's credibility

Clip: 02/20/2019 | 7m 36s

On Thursday, Pope Francis opens a historic four-day summit on clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church, following a year of explosive allegations from Catholic dioceses around the world. Although the pope has vowed not to tolerate misconduct or its concealment moving forward, critics say he isn’t doing enough -- and that his legacy is at risk. Special correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.

Aired: 02/20/19

Rating: NR

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