Benedict XVI often was repentant regarding the victims of pedophile priests. In 2008 he visited the United States where he apologized for the sex abuse scandal there and met with victims.
We turn a page in the ongoing history of the world, and of the Catholic Church. As this pontiff steps down, we wonder what will happen in Vatican City. Catholics will watch for white smoke, as the College of Cardinals burns ballots while choosing a new successor to the apostle Peter, the first pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.