Pope Benedict XVI leaves the Vatican on Thursday amid heavy turmoil in the Catholic church. Though some praise the pontiff as the most knowledgeable and active in addressing the decades-long abuse of minors by Catholic priests, victims say given his power, it was hardly enough.
CNN's Ben Wedeman has a report from Vatican City, and he joins Val in the studio to talk about the first pope in centuries to choose retirement rather than living out his remaining days in office.
The photo associated with this post shows Pope Benedict XVI attending a Vespers prayer at the Church of Santissima Trindade in the Catholic shrine of Fatima on May 12, 2010. (Credit: Catholic Church (England and Wales)/Flickr)