As Christians began to observe Holy Week, the leader of the world's Catholics was preparing for a two-day visit to Egypt despite the recent deadly bombings at Christian churches there. Among other things, the April 28-29 visit by Pope Francis is aimed at further improving relations between the Catholic Church and the world's Muslims.
But the church continues its internal struggles over how the Vatican and Catholic bishops have handled the clergy abuse scandal. Recently, an abuse survivor, who had been a member of a commission advising the Vatican, quit in frustration.
The issue was part of Denis O'Hayer's March interview with Atlanta's Catholic archbishop, Wilton Gregory for "Morning Edition." The conversation also covered the recent signals from Pope Francis that he might be more open to the idea of allowing married priests in the church.
(Note: Other portions of the conversation with Archbishop Gregory, dealing with immigration and the Trump administration's travel ban, were broadcast and posted on March 17. You can listen to that section here.)