Papal Tribunal Will Hear Cases On Bishops, Sexual Abuse Charges

Pope Francis has apparently had enough of the sexual abuse scandal that has plagued the Roman Catholic Church, and has charged a papal tribunal to hearing the cases of bishops charged of either covering up or not doing enough to stop such behavior, and to dole out appropriate punishments.

Also, the Vatican formally committed Wednesday to sharing the tax information of U.S. citizens with the United States. Vatican and U.S. officials signed an agreement in which the Holy See committed to complying with a 2010 U.S. law designed to encourage… some say force…foreign financial institutions to share information about U.S. account holders with U.S. tax authorities. Not really a big deal, as in total that involves about 150 account holders.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London to discuss.