There’s fresh speculation that Ireland could be in for a papal visit, after Dublin was selected as the venue for a major Catholic event.
It was confirmed last night that the next World Meeting of Families will take place in the city in 2018. The schedule of the gathering has often included a visit to the host country by the serving Pontiff. Pope Francis announced the choice of Dublin as he ended his 6 day-tour of the US. An audience of hundreds of thousands in Philadelphia last night heard the 78 year old deliver a message of hope for families: