Nightly News   |  January 17, 2014

Vatican: Hundreds of Priests Defrocked for Molestation

For the first time the Vatican has revealed details on the specific numbers of priests removed in 2011 and 2012.

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>>> a sobering headline came out of the vatican today. we learned that pope benedict defrocked nearly 400 priests in just over a two-year period for molesting children back in 2011 - 2012 . it's according to a document obtained by the associated press. it shows a dramatic increase since 170 priests were removed in the years 08 and '09. it is the first time the vatican has revealed details on a specific number of priests removed.