Four months later, Rome rendered its verdict. The two page letter, hand delivered by the Pope to top US Catholic leaders, said the sweeping zero tolerance policy needed to clarify the definition of sexual abuse, and the role of the laity indetermining the fate of abusive priests.
John Allen, Vatican correspondent National Catholic Reporter
Bishop William Skylstad
Mark Serrano, member of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Rev. Robert W. Bullock, a leader of the Boston Priests' Forum
This program aired on October 21, 2002.