New developments in decades old child sex abuse scandal

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Father Peter Hullerman, a German Catholic priest, was suspended Tuesday. He had been allowed to stay in a rectory to receive “therapy,” after being accused of abusing an 11-year-old boy in 1980. The decision to finally suspend him came days after he returned from a camping trip with children.

It has caused a scandal for Pope Benedict XVI; he was the archbishop of Munich who allowed Father Hullerman to stay in the Church after the 1980 accusation. The Vatican is defending the Pope’s reputation. David Willey, BBC correspondent in Rome, joins us to explain the scandal.

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