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What did Pope Francis' summit on clerical sex abuse achieve?

Clip: 02/26/2019 | 5m 40s

The unprecedented Vatican summit focused on clerical sexual abuse concluded over the weekend, with Pope Francis insisting the Catholic Church must end its long history of covering up child sexual abuse. The pope called for an “all-out battle” but didn’t offer many specifics, prompting criticism from survivors. Judy Woodruff talks to Becky Ianni of the victim support group SNAP for her reaction.

Aired: 02/26/19

Rating: NR

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