PBS NewsHour

Why it took so long for the pope to recognize abuse of nuns

Clip: 02/07/2019 | 6m 14s

Pope Francis is publicly acknowledging for the first time that clergymen have sexually abused nuns. Private reports that were sent to top Vatican officials, but not publicly reported on until much later, indicate the abuse goes as far back as the 1990s. John Yang speaks to Associated Press reporter Nicole Winfield about why it took so long for the accusations to come to light.

Aired: 02/07/19

Rating: NR

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