Wednesday June 3, 2020

SBP editorial: Papal visit brings with it a sense of real reckoning

26th August, 2018

Despite the typically Irish warm welcome extended to Pope Francis during his visit here this weekend, the undercurrent of anger, pain and mistrust caused by the crimes of the Church he leads has never been too far below the surface, stalking the stage like Banquo’s ghost in Macbeth.

It was always to be expected, but the timing of his visit which comes just as abuse scandals have resurfaced internationally, combined with the location...

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