Talking iPINIONS

Episode 9: Benedict and Francis: Two Popes in a Pickle

November 13, 2020
For years now, the Catholic Church has been defined as much by sex-abuse scandals as by worldwide charities. But simmering conflicts between abdicated Pope Benedict XVI and reigning Pope Francis – on issues like married priests, same-sex marriages, and even pedophile priests  – threaten a holy schism that would make those scandals and charities seem irrelevant.
After all, sectarian tensions between Benedict's conservative and Francis's liberal acolytes could blow the Catholic Church asunder.


Length:  20 min 11 sec

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