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Poll: If the Pope does visit Ireland in 2018, will you go see him?

Ireland’s Catholic Bishops have extended an invite to the Pope to visit here in August 2018.

Image: Anwar Hussein

IRELAND’S CATHOLIC BISHOPS have extended an invitation for Pope Francis to come to Ireland for a visit in August 2018.

The Pope has acknowledged the invitation and says he will give the offer “careful consideration”.

Enda Kenny meanwhile has said that the Government will back the visit should it come to fruition and will “make all the arrangements necessary to treat him in a manner befitting the head of the Catholic Church”.

37 years ago the visit of Pope John Paul II drew huge crowds wherever he went across the country, most notably in the Phoenix Park where 1.25 million people saw him celebrate Mass on Saturday, 29 September 1979. But would the visit of Pope Francis attract similar levels of attention?

We’re asking: If Pope Francis visits Ireland will you go to see him?

Poll Results:

No (16231)
Yes (8490)
I don't know (2205)

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