Pressure on the Pope. After again apologizing on his weekend trip to Ireland over repeated Church scandals, Francis dismisses the cover-up claims of a conservative retired US prelate.
The sex abuse scandals keep coming and so do the cover-up claims. What to make of this one from the Vatican’s right flank? Now, what next? A more liberal path? Or will the Church stick to its guns on homosexuality, women’s rights and the celibacy of priests?