Pope visits changed Ireland during 'perfect storm'

ReutersNewsPublished: August 24, 2018
Published: August 24, 2018

When Pope John Paul II made the first visit by a pontiff to Ireland in 1979 the Catholic Church's influence on a deeply conservative society was near-total. Pope Francis, who arrives in Dublin on Saturday, will find an Ireland his predecessor would not have recognized as Catholic. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports

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