An investigation in Northern Ireland into a 1972 bombing that killed nine people concluded that British officials and the Catholic church helped cover up the suspected role of a Catholic priest in the attack.
Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop John Magee, a former papal aide who stands accused of endangering children by failing to follow the Irish church's own rules on reporting suspected pedophile priests to police.
Pope Benedict XVI ordered an investigation into an Irish church.
Guinness sells 10 million glasses of beer daily (but no green beer) and far more on St. Patrick's Day. That's a new phenomenon. Not long ago, all pubs in Ireland closed on St Patrick's Day.
The government did little as Generations of children were abused, according to the nearly decade-long investigation. Counseling centers report a surge in callers since the report's release.