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Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill; 257 Killed when Military Plane Goes Down; Pope Admits Error in Handling Sexual Abuse Case; Anti-Abortion Protests Banned Outside London Clinic; Trump Warns Russia, Missiles Coming To Syria; Robert Mueller's Defenders Release Ad. Aired 1-2a ET

Aired April 12, 2018 - 01:00   ET


GALLAGHER: Well, the Pope in his letter, which was released yesterday, didn't get into details about the bishop. What he did say is that he's calling all of the bishops from Chile to Rome to discuss the situation and he's offering to meet with victims of the abuses in Chile.

[01:50:08] So we don't know in particular what is going to happen to Bishop Barros. As I say, we don't even know what the particular details are in that report. But of course, the larger question now is what is going to be done effectively from the Vatican's point of view and in terms of bishops' accountability to this bishop and to others because we know from at least one of these victims that he spent many years trying to be heard, going to bishops in Chile, trying to get this information to the Vatican and to be believed.

And we know that that's one of the key points for victims in sex abuse, that they be heard and that they be believed. And the accusation against the Vatican has been that they blocked that and they haven't listened to that.

And that's why this case is exemplary. It shows some of the steps that were taken in these last years to try and get these voices heard.

Marie Collins, who was one of the top members of the Pope's committee against sex abuse tweeted out that this is vindication for victims of sex abuse because it is one of their main claims that they are not heard -- Isha.

SESAY: Yes. Delia Gallagher -- joining us there from Rome with some important perspective. Thank you -- Delia.

Well, the debate over abortion is intensifying in Britain. A borough in London is taking unprecedented action to curb protests outside a women's health clinic.

Here's Phil Black.


PHIL BLACK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Should anti-abortion protesters be banned in front of an abortion clinic? That's a big question taking root in the U.K. And one London borough in particular is at the center of the debate. Here at the Marie Stopes Clinic in Ealing, West London, anti-abortions

protesters gather nearly every day.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They call themselves statement counselors. They're saying things like (INAUDIBLE) kill me please. I see women very upset, crying and shaking.

BLACK: Now the local council has voted to create a buffer zone around the clinic. So why is a vote in one London borough such a big deal?

Well, some say it could pave the way for bans to spread across the country.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ideally we want a national solution with legislation, that is, all these problems specifically. It shouldn't be up to the residents and the clinic users and the staff of each individual area to solve this problem. The government needs to step in and protect women.

BLACK: Like the U.S. there is a right to assemble in the U.K. But there is also a provision meaning gatherings can be restricted for public safety. Buffer zones are often created in the U.S. and in other places so women can enter clinics without being harassed.

Anti-abortion protesters argue, they are not harassing women. Instead they say they are providing guidance and support.

The group outside this clinic refused to speak with CNN. The change here could build momentum and eventually impact the entire United Kingdom.

Phil Black, CNN -- London.


SESAY: Well, next on NEWSROOM L.A. a look at what happened when the face of Facebook went before lawmakers.


SESAY: Well, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg found himself back in the spotlight his second and final day of testimony before Congress.

CNN's Jeanne Moos has the quirkiest moments of the hearing.


[01:54:59] JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: There he was.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You are the face of Facebook.

MOOS: Face to face with all those members of Congress --

ZUCKERBERG: Congressman -- yes.

Yes -- Congressman. Congresswoman --

Congressman --

Congresswoman --

Congressman -- I disagree with that assessment.

MOOS: His solid testimony the previous day had been cushier, propped on an extra-thick cushion that added some height to Mark Zuckerberg's five-foot, seven-inch frame but the cushion was nowhere to be seen during his House Committee testimony, perhaps because of all the jokes.

Mark Zuckerberg in a booster seat, looks like he's about to ask the waitress for chicken fingers and apple juice. Actually it was orange juice.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It takes you --

MOOS: Lots of OJ and even more water.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Some things are striking --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: More regulation --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And you're not in a dorm room.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A significant increase --

MOOS: There was a significant increase in difficult questions --


ZUCKERBERG: Congresswoman -- I believe that we --


ZUCKERBERG: Congressman --


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've got a yes or no question.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, the answer to that question is yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why should they trust you again with their likes, their loves, their lives?

MOOS: He was even grilled about ads for opioids on Facebook.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is bad stuff, Mr. Zuckerberger --

MOOS: Zuckerberger? Zuckerman?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Thank you for coming before us -- Mr. Zuckerman. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Apparently safebook -- Facebook --

MOOS: After more than four and a half hours in the hot seat --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're almost done.

MOOS: The chairman teased Zuckerberg.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I suppose you don't want to hang around for another round of questions? Just kidding.

MOOS: He got teased online for looking like a character from "Star Trek". And on late night for looking robotic.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can we play the audio from that clip.

MOOS: It's enough to make the face of Facebook say, "What the Zuck?"

Jeanne Moos, CNN --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I thank the chair.

MOOS: -- New York.


SESAY: You're watching CNN NEWSROOM live from Los Angeles. I'm Isha Sesay.

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SESAY: This is CNN NEWSROOM live from Los Angeles.

Ahead this hour --

Donald Trump lashes out at Russia vowing a tough military response over an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

[02:00:01] The Pope asks for forgiveness -- why he says he mishandled a sex abuse scandal in Chile.

And journalists jailed for doing their jobs inside Myanmar -- two Reuters reporters appear in court and express their outrage.