Here we go, this is being called the largest child molestation scandal in Ireland's history. Thousands of former students have come forward with stories of abuse and molestations while the Dublin Archdiocese is accused of shielding hundreds of priests from prosecution.
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After meeting on December 11 with the leaders of the Irish Catholic hierarchy, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his “outrage, betrayal, and shame” at the revelations that sex-abuse complaints had been covered up in the Dublin archdiocese. He offered his prayers for the victims and vowed that “the Church will continue to follow this grave matter with the closest attention in order to understand better how these shameful events came to pass and how best to develop effective and secure strategies to prevent any recurrence.”