Visit of Pope Francis to Ireland in August

The Vatican on June 11, 2018, released the program for the Holy Fathers’ August 25-26, 2018, Apostolic Visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. Here is the full Vatican-provided program:

ROME-DUBLIN

 

8:15 Departure by air 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 THE AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY ANT THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in Dublin Castle Address of the Holy Father
15:30 Arrival at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
VISIT TO THE CATHEDRAL Greeting
of the Holy Father
16:15 Transfer to the Capuchin Fathers’ Reception Centre
16:30 PRIVATE VISIT TO THE RECEPTION CENTRE FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES
19:30 Arrival at Croke Park Stadium
19:45 FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES in Croke Park Stadium Address of the Holy Father
Sunday 26 August 2018

DUBLIN-KNOCK-DUBLIN-ROME

8:40 Departure by air for Knock
9:20 Arrival at Knock Airport

Immediate transfer to the Shrine

9:45 Arrival at Knock Shrine
VISIT TO THE CHAPEL of Knock Shrine
ANGELUS on the esplanade of the Shrine Angelus of the Holy Father
10:45 Transfer to Knock Airport
11:10 Arrival at Knock Airport
11:15 Departure by air for Dublin
11:50 Arrival at Dublin Airport
Lunch with the Papal entourage
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 Address of the Holy Father
18:30 Arrival at the airport
FAREWELL CEREMONY
18:45 Departure by air for Rome-Ciampino
23:00 Arrival at Rome-Ciampino Airport
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