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Dateline: Catholic Priests Deal With Delicate Subject of Pedophilia - 2002-06-15


For several weeks, the American media have been flooded with reports of several Roman Catholic priests who are alleged to have molested children. The scandal has rocked the Church, which critics say has sheltered and protected such priests. American Catholic bishops will address the issue at a meeting this week. The controversy has raised the delicate subject of pedophilia - an adult sexual preference for children - and what to do about it. VOA's Neal Lavon has more in this Dateline report, written by Penelope Poulou.

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