Ireland holds referendum for historic change in abortion rights; activists seek overturn of Catholic law in orthodox state
Friday, 25 May 2018 Ireland votes on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a milestone on a path of change in a country that, only a few decades ago, was one of Europe's most socially conservative.
In 1979 over a million people gathered in Phoenix Park to witness Pope John Paul II celebrate Mass. Pope Francis is expected to draw significantly smaller crowds. But then, a lot has changed in Ireland..