The Post Podcast: The papal visit
Public Affairs Editor Mary Regan is joined by Political Editor Michael Brennan for the latest 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.