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Demographics and Scandal May Change Direction of Church

Benedict XVI leaves the papal seat amid a worldwide priest abuse scandal and drastic shifts in their demographics, leaving the next pope to deal with problems Benedict failed to fix. What's next for the Catholic Church?

Catholic scholar and professor of Catholic theology at Loyola Marymount University Father Thomas Rausch talks to Val about Benedict's short-lived tenure and about the new road for the church.

Pope Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo (Credit: Catholic Church (England and Wales)/Flickr)

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