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 Work continues at the site of the World Meeting of Families  Mass at the Phoenix Park in Dublin, at which Pope Francis will be the chief celebrant. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The cost of the 32-hour visit to Ireland of Pope Francis is expected to compute at about €1 million an hour. “This is bigger than the Queen, bigger t(...)

Supt Tom Calvey, Fr Richard Gibbons and Brenda Drumm in Knock, Co Mayo for a media briefing before the papal visit. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland later this month could be the catalyst for the renewal of the Catholic Church in Ireland, according to the parish prie(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin said he is pushing the Vatican to have Pope Francis meet a cross-section of survivors of industrial schools, Magdalene laundries, mother and baby homes and those who suffered from clerical sex abuse during his visit to Ireland later this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin has said “time is very tight” for Pope Francis to meet survivors of church abuse during his visi(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin announce the publication of Pope Francis’s itinerary for the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A liberal lay Catholic group has accused the organisers of the World Meeting of Families (WMoF) of discriminating against them because of their suppor(...)

A total of 353,874 tickets were sold   for Pope Francis’ Mass in the Phoenix Park on the first day they went on sale. Photograph:  Andrew Medichini/AP

Bookings for World Meeting of Families events in Dublin next month “before it ever starts, has already exceeded all records,” Bishop of Kildare and Le(...)

On the day of the papal Mass in the Phoenix Park stewards will be supported by Garda-vetted personnel. Photograph: Google Street View

Up to 4,000 volunteers are being sought by organisers to act as stewards at the Mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sund(...)

Pope Francis delivers his speech to the crowd from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St Peter’s Square on Sunday. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

There are just 20,000 tickets left for the Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park next month. All tickets for other events i(...)

Pope Francis is due to visit Ireland in August. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

A man who says he will not be attending the pope’s Mass in the Phoenix Park claims he has booked 800 tickets in protest, including several under the n(...)

Pope Francis waves as he leaves Geneva on June 21st after a one-day visit at the invitation of the WWC. Phopotgraph: AFP

All 45,000 tickets for the visit of Pope Francis to Knock in August have been booked as have some 70,000 for a series of World Meeting of Families eve(...)

Pope Francis will visit Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August. File photograph: Martial Trezzini/AFP/Getty Images

Tickets for the Mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on August 26th will be available online from Monday. Ticket numbers ar(...)

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