Francis Preaches to the Stones

Specola ( published a photo of St Peter’s Square seconds before Francis arrived for the March 8 general audience.

Most of the seats are empty. According to Specola, the impression is spreading in the Vatican that Francis is living in a bubble and has lost touch with reality.

“Ten years have passed since a pontificate that was received with the square full to overflowing and has ended up preaching to the stones.”