Measuring an Irish ‘Francis effect’

Measuring an Irish ‘Francis effect’ Pope St John Paul II greeting the crowd in the Phoenix Park during the 1979 papal visit to Ireland.
It could take years before we know if the papal trip has been a success, writes David Quinn   And so, all 500,000 tickets available for the Pope’s Mass in Phoenix Park next month have been taken up. That is an impressive number by any reckoning, and especially in today’s very secular climate. An additional…
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