April 21, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI ended his six-day trip to the United States with a Mass in New York. When the pope arrived last week, most American Catholics knew little about him. But the 81-year-old pontiff seems to have changed his image and America's vision of the Roman Catholic Church.
April 20, 2008 Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun from Erie, Pa., talks to Liane Hansen about Pope Benedict XVI's visit and reacts to his meeting with the clerical victims of sexual abuse and his opinions on the role of women in the Catholic Church.
April 20, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI wraps up his first trip to the United States with a visit to Ground Zero in New York City. Correspondent Mike Pesca talks with Liane Hansen about the mood as the pope prayed at the site of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
April 19, 2008 In his first visit to the U.S., Pope Benedict XVI has addressed the issue of clergy sex abuse several times. Canonical law expert Nicholas Cafardi says he sees signs that the pope may be weighing changes to church law that will make it easier to deal with the abuse problem.
April 18, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI told the U.N. General Assembly that strengthening human rights should be the key to solving the world's problems and that nations should guard against a relativistic interpretation of moral principles. Later Friday, Pope Benedict will make history as he becomes the first pontiff to visit an American synagogue.
April 17, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI met privately Thursday with a group of victims of sexual abuse by priests. Only a handful of victims from the Boston area were invited to the private discussion, which lasted about a half-hour, church officials said.