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photoGoing deep behind the headlines about scandals in the Catholic Church, Jason Berry follows the staggering trail of evasions and deceit that leads directly to the Vatican--and taints the legacy of Pope John Paul II.

Berry's new book, "Vows of Silence" is a detailed account of Vatican cover-ups and the tumult they have caused in the church worldwide. It takes you inside the Vatican walls for a hard look at one of the world's largest power structures and examines church's struggle between orthodoxy and reform.


Jason Berry, investigative journalist who has put a national spotlight on the issue of priestly sexual abuse of the young. Author of the new book " Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II."

This program aired on March 17, 2004.

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