Saturday, February 14, 2015

Where did the people go?

Where's the much ballyhooed 'Francis Effect'?

Has it been replaced by 'Francis Fatigue'?

a photo of Francis' General Audience of 11 February 2015
posted on Italian author, Antonio Socci's facebook page

In the photo above, do you see throngs of people in St. Peter's Square attending Francis' general audience?  Neither do we.  Where have they gone?  Why is the media not covering this story?

This is by no means a scientific or exhaustive study of attendance at Francis' general audiences.  We grabbed two videos at random to compare to Wednesday's.  We concentrated on the real estate of St. Peter's Square between the Colonnades, which encircle the square.  Screenshots and links to the videos are below.

Video links:

the screenshots:

...look at all those people!

26 February 2014








...a little less of a crowd now

17 September 2014







...will there be anyone by this time next year?

11 February 2015







...overhead views after general audience is finished

26 February 2014
 jam packed!

17 September 2014
 a little room to spare

11 February 2015
that looks sparse!

Is it all his name calling of faithful Catholics or is it Francis' pandering to every religion and special interest group under the sun that has led to this?  Maybe he has driven them to Protestantism, Mohammedanism, or Talmudic Judaism?  Is all the hullabaloo concerning Francis only being driven by the establishment medias?  If you have a theory, please share it in the comments below.

Thanks to the intrepid Antonio Socci for bringing this to our attention.


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9 comments:

  1. I am sure the Bergoglio Pope enjoyed his popularity. But in my opinion this development is part of his agenda: Destroying the institution "pope". He does not want to be called this way and he pushes the development of collegial structures. Dont misunderstand this man! He does nothing without a purpose!

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  2. I heard it is really cold in that square this winter

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    1. It was a balmy 15 degrees Celsius or 59 degrees Fahrenheit on 11 Febraury 2015.
      http://www.accuweather.com/en/it/rome/213490/february-weather/213490

      So no it was not cold.

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  3. 6 million at mass isn't too shabby.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/the-pope/11353460/Francis-is-officially-the-most-popular-Pope-as-six-million-turn-out-for-record-breaking-mass-in-Manila.html

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    1. Yes, we covered the 'six million' people who showed up in Manila
      http://callmejorgebergoglio.blogspot.com/2015/01/six-million-new-evangelization-in.html

      as well as the 'six million' visitors who attended his general audiences last year.
      http://callmejorgebergoglio.blogspot.com/2014/12/francis-six-million-visitors.html

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  4. Well it just goes to show that religious indifferentism (condemned by St. Pius X in the magnificent encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis in 1907) from the fraudulent so-called "pope" pretty soon breeds indifferentism among the deceived faithful. I am somewhat pleased that people are doing things more important and less spiritually damaging to their souls than listening to jester Bergoglio's pathetic circus act. There is nothing Catholic about his bizarre freakshow.

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  5. How does this compare to Benedict's papal audiences, or John Paul's? Were they also dwindling after two years? This would give a better sense of how few people that Pope Francis is actually drawing to the faith.

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  6. I have reasons to believe that people begin to realize that there is a problem with this pope and his teachings...Since Paul VI the faith has diminished drastically, but with Bergoglio it is pathetic...He is destroying the little that is left of Catholicism in this ``Church of Vatican II``.

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    1. Very true... greetings from Mexico.

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