Pope Francis, despite his unflappable and affable demeanour, is locked in a bitter struggle with conservative and reactionary forces in the Roman Catholic Church who have conducted a sometimes mutinous campaign to curb him.
While hundreds of thousands of Irish Catholics are eagerly and enthusiastically awaiting his visit, a vociferous minority of Irish church traditionalists, egged on by American reactionaries, are also waiting for him – in the long grass.
Just as “birthers” questioned whether...
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