The one uncontested truth about the Papal visit - it was a triumph of organisation

The final crowd in the Phoenix Park may have been 200,000 rather than 500,000. But that does not take away from the gigantic logistical effort to prepare the site

28th August, 2018
The crowd in the Phoenix Park at Pope Francis's Mass on Sunday. Pic: Getty

The debate over Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland continues to rage on, two days after his return to Rome. But there is one uncontested narrative about his 36-hour trip – it was a triumph of Irish organisation.

The final crowd at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park may have been 200,000 rather than 500,000. But that does not take away from the gigantic logistical effort to prepare the site around the Papal...

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