Bush Meets with the Pope

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports from Rome where Pope John Paul II granted an audience to President Bush. A White House spokesman says the president brought up the sex abuse scandal that has rocked the American Catholic Church. President Bush said he was concerned about the standing of the church. The president and pontiff also discussed the Middle East conflict.

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