25 Mar 2018

WMoF2018 - Frequently asked questions for Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland this August.


• Why is Pope Francis coming to Ireland?

The primary reason for Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland is to attend and participate in the World Meeting of Families 2018. This large international gathering of families in the world is brought together by the Church every three years and will be hosted in Dublin, Ireland, in 2018.
• What events of the World Meeting of Families will Pope Francis be participating in?
Pope Francis will attend the Festival of Families on 25th August and he will also celebrate the Final Mass of WMOF2018 on 26th August. Other details of his itinerary have yet to be confirmed.
• How long will Pope Francis stay in Ireland?
The Holy Father is coming to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families 2018 which takes place between 21-26 August 2018. His visit will be from 25-26 August.
• What other public engagements will Pope Francis have while in Ireland?
The primary reason for Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland is to attend and participate in events of World Meeting of Families 2018, specifically the Festival of Families on 25th August and the Final Mass on 26th of August. Pope Francis will have other public engagements during his trip and they will be included in the link below once details are confirmed.

• How can I get to see Pope Francis?
Visit this link below for most updated information on Pope Francis itinerary and confirmed events where Pope Francis will be present.
The two World Meeting of Families 2018 events for which Pope Francis HAS confirmed attendance are (i) the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August in Croke Park and (ii) the Final Mass on Sunday 26th August in the Phoenix Park. Both of these events are FREE but ticketed – for health and safety, every adult and child in attendance will need a ticket to access the venues.
Places are subject to availability.

To access ticket information for WMOF2018 events, go to: www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Tickets

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