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Catholic Church defrocks a cardinal over sexual abuse

Clip: 02/19/2019 | 6m Video has closed captioning.

The Catholic Church has taken the most severe measure yet to respond to sexual abuse, and its concealment. Pope Francis defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who becomes the first cardinal thrown out of the church for sexual abuse. William Brangham talks to journalist John Allen of Crux about whether this marks a new chapter in the church’s approach to addressing its sex abuse crisis.

Aired: 02/19/19

Rating: NR

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