PBS’s Cold Goodbye to Benedict XVI, ‘Whose Controversial Reign Ended With His Resignation'

Nicholas Fondacaro | January 4, 2023
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When PBS marked the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on its Saturday evening news program, the obituary was dominated by a fierce anti-Benedict voice railing against the former pope’s alleged neglect of sex abuse cases among Catholic clergy.

News Weekend anchor John Yang opened the show with a brute, unfriendly summing up of Benedict’s tenure:

Catholics in mourning. Pope Emeritus XVI, whose controversial reign ended with his resignation, is dead at the age of 95.

A talking-head teaser confirmed the obituary’s hostile tone: “....He left thousands if not tens of thousands of abusive priests in ministry.”


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