Peter Bringing People Back Into the Barque
There is a news report here that suggests that since Pope Francis has been elected, certain countries such as Britain are seeing a surge in mass attendance (20% increase) and return to the confessional. It's hard to know for sure given the main stream media's accuracy, but let's hope and pray that the Holy Spirit through Peter keeps bringing folks into the barque. Regardless of the criticism against Pope Francis by those inside and outside the Church, a return to the sacraments is always a sign of revival and can't be argued with.
The Barque of Peter is an ancient symbol of the Church because as the first pope he was also a fisherman, now fishing for men.