The National Catholic Review

The Church's Image Problem

April 11, 2011
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The papacy of Pope Benedict XVI has been marred by a series of communications mishaps, from an affair involving a Holocaust-denying bishop to public statements from Vatican officials which aggravated the sexual abuse crisis. John L. Allen Jr. spoke with America about the Vatican's PR problems at the L.A. Religious Education Congress. Allen is a Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN.