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Jan 16, 2019

This week on “Inside the Vatican,” we explore the topic of women deacons. We feature some clips from America’s exclusive interview with two members of the Vatican’s commission to research women deacons in the early church. Then, Rome correspondent Gerry O’Connell and I unpack what Pope Francis might do next with the commission's research.

In the second half of the show, we look at three recent developments in the case of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, whose alleged sexual abuse is being investigated by the Vatican. We update you on the progress of that investigation, and discuss the latest letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò asking Archbishop McCarrick to repent of his crimes.

Finally, we re-examine the question of who knew what when about Archbishop McCarrick in light of the news that Cardinal Donald Wuerl reported Archbishop McCarrick’s misconduct with seminarians to the Vatican in 2004.

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