Pope celebrates Easter Vigil amid abuse scandal

Prelates and the faithful hold candles as Pope Benedict XVI celebrates an Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, April 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

April 3, 2010 9:45:09 PM PDT
Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Easter Vigil on Saturday as the Vatican newspaper denounced what it called a "vile defamation operation" against him concerning the clerical abuse scandal.