Friday November 22, 2019

The Post Podcast: The papal visit

Public Affairs Editor Mary Regan is joined by Political Editor Michael Brennan for the latest Post Podcast

23rd August, 2018

The Post Podcast

When Pope John Paul II visited Ireland nearly forty years ago, 92% of people were going to mass every week and the Catholic church had a profound influence on nearly every aspect of Irish society. In the four decades since, the moral authority of the church has been undermined by a series of scandals relating to institutional abuse. Public affairs editor Mary Regan and political editor Michael Brennan discuss Pope Francis's impending visit, the attitudes of Irish people both for and against the gathering and what the figurehead of the Catholic church is likely to use this platform to achieve.

Download

Related Stories

Last week, in a much-anticipated announcement, the FT said that Lionel Barber would step down as editor in January after 14 years

Vincent Boland | 5 days ago

Ageism is not okay, whether it’s directed at a younger generation or an older one, as an ‘Ok boomer’-spouting Generation Z should know

Nadine O’Regan | 5 days ago

It’s been a turbulent year for the advertising market, but it’s here in the fourth quarter that the real profits are made

Willie O'Reilly | 5 days ago