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28th Nov 2016

Pope Francis is coming to Ireland in 2018

Taoiseach Enda Kenny met with the Pope today.

Mr Kenny and his wife Fionnuala met the the Pope at the Apostolic Palace, beside St Peter’s Square in the Vatican.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny invited the Pope to Ireland and it is said that he will travel here in August 2018.

The Taoiseach and the Pope exchanged gifts during their meeting.


The last time a pontiff visited Ireland was in 1979 when John Paul II came to Phoenix Park in Dublin. At the time over 1 million people came to greet him.