21/03/2018

Pope Francis To Visit Ireland

Pope Francis is to visit Ireland in August.

It will be his first papal trip to the country in almost 40 years.

The pontiff will travel to Dublin to attend the World Meeting of Families.

Pope John Paul was the last pontiff to visit Ireland in 1979.
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In a statement the Catholic Bishops Conference said: "We are deeply honoured that Pope Francis will come to our country to participate in this universal church celebration of faith and joy, as well as of the contemporary challenges which face families.

"With great anticipation we also look forward to hearing the apostolic guidance of His Holiness during his stay with us."

(CD/MH)


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