Monday 20 August 2018

Are we open minded enough to roll out red carpet for Pope?

Pope Francis (Niall Carson/PA)
Pope Francis (Niall Carson/PA)
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

In the pages of the 'New York Times' it was described as "the latest in a series of stinging rebukes to the Roman Catholic Church".

Across the globe the majority of media reported the weekend's referendum result as a 'Church versus State' showdown with only one winner. Ireland had risen up against years of oppression and sent a signal that enough is enough.

That may have been the case for a section of voters - but the majority of people who went to the ballot box were not in any way influenced by the clergy.

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