March 17th, 2010
09:58 AM ET

Opinion: Why pope is at center of media storm

From a distance, it may be difficult to understand why Pope Benedict XVI finds himself at the center of a media storm this week since it pivots on a single case of an abuser priest in Germany almost 30 years ago.

Yet the story could have profound implications not only for the pontiff himself, but also for the Catholic Church's ability to emerge from the sex abuse scandals that have plagued it for the last decade.

Read the full commentary from CNN's Senior Vatican Analyst John L. Allen

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