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Pope Francis’s Itinerary Announced for The World Meeting Of Families

Pope Francis RDublin has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families from 21st – 26th August 2018 guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family – Joy for the World”.
Held every 3 years this major international event brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriages and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society, and of the church.
Today the Vatican announced the pope’s itinerary for his visit to Ireland on 25th and 26th August.

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

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