Catholics in Ireland and Germany are seeking apologies and explanations as allegations of child abuse have besieged the Vatican's inner-circle. Gwen Ifill reports.
Pope Benedict XVI is speaking out about the child abuse scandals that have riled Catholics in Ireland and Germany. Gwen Ifill talks to John Allen, a journalist with National Catholic Reporter.
In other news, a U.K. inquiry revealed that the U.S. focused on Iraq just hours after the Sept. 11 attacks, and the United Nations expressed frustration with Iran over its refusal to export its uranium for enrichment.
By Larisa Epatko
Irish voters Friday overwhelmingly approved the Lisbon Treaty -- a set of European Union reforms, including the creation of a new position of president, aimed at elevating the EU's global profile.
Ireland has agreed to take in two detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, Irish Justice Minister Dermot Ahern said Wednesday, making it one of the first European countries to accept detainees for resettlement.
Frank McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angela's Ashes," died Sunday at the age of 78. Roger Rosenblatt speaks with Margaret Warner about the author's influence on the literary world.
By Arts Desk
Frank McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis," died Sunday in New York from metastatic melanoma. He was 78.
The economic slump is affecting European Union member countries very differently. In Ireland, companies are laying off workers, while the Polish economy is growing. Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.
Stock markets fell Wednesday on news of weak corporate earnings and continued fears of a global recession. Economic analysts and reporters discuss the market's fall and the worldwide impact of the financial crisis.
Leaders from Britain and Ireland presented a plan they say could keep Northern Ireland's fledgling government from self-destructing.
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