Say Nope to the Pope: Irish snap up tickets to see pontiff – with no plan to go


#TIA – Our reporting this quiet protest may reflect our own continued disquiet with the papacy’s inaction over the Pittsburgh report at the moment.

“When free tickets for the mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis in Phoenix Park in Dublin were advertised, Mary Coll applied for two – one in her name and the other in the name of her birth mother, who gave her up for adoption in 1962.

But Coll will not be using the tickets. “This is my protest, not to go,” she said. Instead, she will drive from her home in Limerick to Tuam, where a vigil will be held at the site of a mass grave discovered last year at a former Catholic church mother-and-baby home. It contained the remains of up to 800 infants.”

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