At Pope Francis' November 13 General Audience, the people did barely fill half of St Peter's Square.
The weather was lousy but the low attendance is an ongoing phenomenon.
The article’s picture is taken from the Vatican live-stream in the moment before Francis appeared. The screens are already on.
Francis is extolled by a small clique of oligarch journalists, but he has little following among good practicing Catholics.
I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees these tiny crowds...