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Pope Francis: Full details of visit

Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Angelus noon prayer in St Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sunday June 3. Picture by AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Saturday, August 25


10:30 Arrival at Dublin International Airport
Official Welcome
10:45 Transfer to Áras an Uachtaráin
11:15 Arrival at the Presidential Residence (Welcome ceremony in front of the main entrance of the Residence)
11:30 Courtesy visit to the President in the Presidential Residence
12:00 Transfer to Dublin Castle
12:10 Arrival at Dublin Castle (Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and Diplomatic Corps)
15:30 Visit to St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
16:15 Transfer to the Day Centre of the Capuchin Fathers
16:30 Private visit to the day centre for homeless families of the capuchin fathers
19:30 Arrival at Croke Park Stadium
19:45 Festival of Families in Croke Park Stadium

Pope Francis is to travel to Knock shrine in Co Mayo 

Sunday, 26 August 2018

8:40 Departure by plane for Knock
9:20 Arrival at the Airport in Knock
Immediate transfer to the Shrine
9:45 Arrival at Knock Shrine
Visit to the Chapel of Knock Shrine
Angelus on the square in front of the Shrine

10:45 Transfer to the airport in Knock
11:10 Arrival at the airport in Knock
11:15 Departure by plane for Dublin
11:50 Arrival at Dublin International Airport (Lunch with the Papal Delegation)
14:30 Arrival at Phoenix Park
15:00 Holy Mass in Phoenix Park (Meeting with the Bishops in the Convent of the Dominican Sisters)
18:30 Arrival at Dublin International Airport
Farewell ceremony
18:45 Departure by plane for Rome

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