June 18, 2018

Pope Francis' programme for Apostolic Visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families

The Holy See's Press Office has announced Pope Francis' schedule for his upcoming Apostolic Visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, 25-26 August 2018.


Saturday, 25 August 2018, Rome - Dublin
8:15Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino for Dublin
10:30Arrival at Dublin International Airport
Official Welcome
10:45Transfer to Áras an Uachtaráin
11:15Arrival at the Presidential Residence
Welcome Ceremony in Front of the Main Entrance of the Residence
11:30Courtesy Visit to the President in the Presidential Residence
12:00Transfer to Dublin Castle
12:10Arrival at Dublin Castle
Meeting with the Authorities, Civil Society and The Diplomatic Corps in Dublin Castle, Address of the Holy Father
15:30Arrival at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
Visit to the Cathedra, Greeting of the Holy Father
16:15Transfer to the Capuchin Fathers’ Reception Centre
16:30Private Visit to the Reception Centre for Homeless Families
19:30Arrival at Croke Park Stadium
19:45Festival of Families in Croke Park Stadium, Address of the Holy Father
Sunday, 26 August 2018, Dublin - Knock - Dublin - Rome
8:40Departure by air for Knock
9: 20Arrival at Knock Airport. Immediate Transfer to the Shrine
9:45Arrival at Knock Shrine
Visit to the Chapel of Knock Shrine, Angelus on the Esplanade of the Shrine Angelus of the Holy Father
10:45Transfer to Knock Airport
11:10Arrival at Knock Airport
11:15Departure by air for Dublin
11:50Arrival at Dublin Airport
Lunch with the Papal Entourage
14:30Arrival at Phoenix Park
15:00Holy Mass in Phoenix Park, Homily of the Holy Father
Meeting with the Bishops in the Convent of the Dominican Sisters, Address of the Holy Father
18:30Arrival at the Airport
Farewell Ceremony
18:45Departure by air for Rome-Ciampino
23:00Arrival at Rome-Ciampino Airport
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