The Pope Speaks on the Pedophilia Scandal NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports from Rome, where Pope John Paul II finally broke his silence today on the pedophilia scandal that has shaken the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. In his yearly Easter message to priests, the Pontiff said the scandal had cast a "dark shadow of suspicion" over the entire church and priests worldwide. At a news conference today, the cardinal who heads the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy said sexual abuse is a product of modern culture.
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The Pope Speaks on the Pedophilia Scandal

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The Pope Speaks on the Pedophilia Scandal

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The Pope Speaks on the Pedophilia Scandal

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NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports from Rome, where Pope John Paul II finally broke his silence today on the pedophilia scandal that has shaken the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. In his yearly Easter message to priests, the Pontiff said the scandal had cast a "dark shadow of suspicion" over the entire church and priests worldwide. At a news conference today, the cardinal who heads the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy said sexual abuse is a product of modern culture.