From top: Papal volunteers; volunteer Richard Murphy; volunteer Sister Bonaventure Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin (left) and Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin
Maynooth, County Kildare.
Volunteers outside the offices of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference as details are published for the World Meeting of Families 2018 and the pastoral visit of Pope Francis from 21 – 26 August 2018 are revealed.
Saturday August 25 2018
08:15 Departure by plane from Rome for Dublin
10:30 Arrival at Dublin Airport
10:45 Transfer to Áras an Uachtaráin
11:15 Arrival at the Presidential Residence
12:00 Transfer to Dublin Castle
12:10 Arrival at Dublin Castle – Speech of the Holy Father
15:30 Arrival at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
16:30 Private visit to the Day Centre for Homeless Families of the Capuchin Fathers
19:30 Arrival at Croke Park
19:45 Festival of Families in Croke Park – Speech of the Holy Father
Sunday, August 26 2018
08:40 Departure by plane for Knock
09:45 Arrival at Knock Shrine
11:15 Departure by plane for Dublin
11:50 Arrival at Dublin 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.
18:30 Arrival at Dublin Airport – farewell ceremony
18:45 Departure for Rome.