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Pope France talks civil unions, sexual abuse and women

In a recent interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Pope Francis, speaking about the church sex abuse scandal, said “The Catholic Church is perhaps the only public institution to have acted with transparency and responsibility. No other has done more. And, the Church is the only one to be attacked.” The interview followed a report by the UN which found the Vatican had not done enough to protect children from the abuse of priests. John Thavis, author of "The Vatican Diaries", joins us for an update. Thavis has covered the Vatican for more than 30 years, many as Rome bureau chief for the Catholic News Service. PHOTO: (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)- Pope Francis walks in procession with other prelates at the Santa Sabina Basilica for an Ash Wednesday prayer service, in Rome, Wednesday March 5, 2014. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a solemn period of 40 days of prayer and self-denial leading up to Easter.

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