Papal Audiences Down From Last Year

Pope Francis is known as a popular pope.  But maybe that is coming to an end too.

pope-francis (1)“Francis Pope attracts fewer people in 2014 were a total of around 1.2 million visitors to its 43 weekly general audiences in St Peter’s Square or in the Paul VI Hall, as the Vatican announced on Wednesday. That’s about 350,000 less than last year, the year of his election. Most of the guests were therefore in April (205,000) and May (195,000). The average weekly number of visitors was just under 30,000. Francis held on Wednesday from his last general audience this year.”