Crisis Management In The Vatican

Thursday, June 07, 2012

First there were sexual abuse cover ups. Then there was a string of private letters and documents published in Italian newspapers called "Vatileaks" suggesting trouble in Rome. 

The head of the Vatican bank was dismissed and a recent twist saw the Pope’s butler arrested and charged with aggravated theft. The Catholic Church's struggles have stretched beyond Rome: an influential group of American nuns was condemned for promoting radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith."

The Vatican insists it’s working to restore trust in the church. But that doesn’t reveal much about how officials are handling this worsening public relations disaster. 

Robert Mickens worked inside the Vatican at its radio station for 11 years and is now the Rome correspondent for The Tablet, an international Catholic weekly. 


Robert Mickens

Produced by:

Paul R. Smith

Comments [2]

Ed from Larchmont

For a place with troubles, these Catholics look like a mighty happy bunch of people.

Jun. 07 2012 08:06 AM
Marek from Massachussets

In your story you claim the nuns are in trouble for, "working too much with the poor". That is a complete error. The conflict is over the role of women religious in society and the teachings of the church on sexual matters.

The web of scandal at the vatican is real and serious. And accurate reporting about it is interesting to catholics and others. Your mischaracterization is far below your reporting standards and suggests disinterest or dismissal of the role of religion in modern society.

Please report accurately or skip the topic. Poor reporting on one topic makes the rest of us question your accuracy on other stories.

Jun. 07 2012 07:52 AM

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