In his message, Pope Francis offers a warm word of greeting to the Irish people and shares his hopes that WMOF2018 will be a source of encouragement for families.
The new emoji celebrating this historic visit will be triggered using the following hashtags: #PopeInIreland, #PápaInÉirinn, #WMOF2018 and #FestivalofFamilies.
All couples participating at the event will received a specially packaged copy of the Family Prayer Book produced by the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Episcopal Conference.
Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe, has urged all road users to take extra care ahead of this August bank holiday weekend.
The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage on Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick in the Archdiocese of Tuam took place on Sunday 29 July.
The death of Bishop Fiachra O’Ceallaigh, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Dublin, was announced on Sunday 29 July.