Pope travels to transformed Ireland as abuse crises rage

Pope Francis themed souvenirs are seen for sale in Dublin, Ireland August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Pope Francis will arrive in Ireland on Saturday to find a society transformed since the last papal visit 39 years ago and beset by the kind of abuse scandals that have mired the Catholic Church in crisis again. More than three-quarters of the Irish population flocked to see Pope John Paul II […]

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