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Poll: Is it wrong to bin tickets for the Pope's visit to the Phoenix Park?

The Say Nope To The Pope campaign has encouraged people to order the free tickets as a form of “peaceful protest”.

Pope Francis at the Colosseum in Rome.
Pope Francis at the Colosseum in Rome.
Image: Shutterstock/giulio napolitano

FREE TICKETS FOR Pope Francis’ visit this August were released on Monday and have been the subject of debate ever since.

The Say Nope To The Pope campaign on Facebook has encouraged people to order the free tickets as a form of “peaceful protest” against the Pope’s Mass in the Phoenix Park.

Tickets for Pope Francis’ visit to Knock were booked out within four hours, with protesters not booking any of those.

In the Dáil yesterday Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that denying others the chance to see the Pontiff was “not legitimate protest”, calling the people who apply for tickets to see the Pope with the intention of not using them “wrong, petty and mean-spirited”.

So we’re asking: Is it wrong to bin tickets for the Pope’s visit to The Phoenix Park? 


Poll Results:


72% Yes (11607)

20% No (3296)

7% No interest/no opinion (1138)




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