Itinerary for visit of Pope Francis confirmed

The Itinerary for the visit of Pope Francis has been confirmed by the World Meeting of Families head office.  The details are outlined below.  For further information on how to obtain tickets etc, please log onto www.worldmeeting2018.ie

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY of His Holiness Pope Francis to Ireland on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin

25-26 AUGUST 2018

Saturday 25 August 2018

ROMA-DUBLIN
08:15    Departure by plane from Rome/Fiumicino for Dublin    
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 in Dublin Castle – Speech of the Holy Father
15:30    Arrival at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral    
VISIT to the CATHEDRAL – Greeting of the Holy Father
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 – Speech of the Holy Father 

Sunday 26 August 2018

DUBLIN-KNOCK-DUBLIN-ROMA
08:40    Departure by plane for Knock    
09:20    Arrival at the Airport in Knock
Immediate transfer to the Shrine    
09:45    Arrival at Knock Shrine    
VISIT to the CHAPEL of Knock Shrine    
ANGELUS on the square in front of the Shrine    Angelus of the Holy Father 
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   –  Homily of the Holy Father
MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS in the Convent of the Dominican Sisters –  Speech of the Holy Father 
18:30    Arrival at Dublin International Airport    

FAREWELL CEREMONY    
18:45    Departure by plane for Roma/Ciampino    
23:00    Arrival at the Airport of Roma/Ciampino