It has been called the greatest crisis to hit the Church of Rome since the Reformation - the Catholic Church's decades long failure to come clean about child sex abuse committed by serving priests has raised questions that go to the very top of the Vatican hierarchy.
Stephen Sackur talks to the Catholic Bishop of Nottingham, Malcolm McMahon. What will it take to restore public trust in the Catholic Church?
You can watch the full interview on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th April 2010 on BBC World News at 03:30, 08:30, 15:30, 19:30 GMT.
And on the BBC News Channel at 04:30.