The Wider Image: Ireland's Catholics prepare for a visit from the Pope
Joe Towell, 68, sits with his mother who lives with him at his home in Dublin, Ireland, July 18, 2018. Excited about the visit of "another extraordinary type of pope", he sees Francis as bridging a generational gap that has opened between the conservative and liberal wings of the church. "He's still preaching the same gospel as they've all been preaching. He's just got a little more understanding of the present way people are feeling," Towell said. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne SEARCH "POPE PREPARATIONS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.