Under mounting attack, the Vatican has embarked on a damage control mode over the sex abuse scandal that involved a number of priests.
But are the newly released guidelines enough to stem this damage? And what are the long term implications on the Catholic Church?
Inside Story is joined by Mark Stephens of the law firm Finers Stephens Innocent, who is one of the lawyers who will be seeking to prosecute the Pope, Peter Jennings, the spokesman for the Archbishop of Birmingham, and Greg Watts, an author who has written several books including Labourer in the Vineyard, a biography of Pope Benedict XVI.
This episode of Inside Story aired from Thursday, April 15, 2010.
Source: Al Jazeera