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#Pope2018

# pope2018 - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'Jesus is about as likely to rise from the dead as this cockerel I'm cooking': The story behind this 250-year-old cross

The vestments and sacred vessels for Pope Francis’ closing Mass in Ireland will feature a penal cross from 1763 that depicts an Irish folklore story about Judas and a cockerel.

HSE emergency chief: 'We're not saying there will be deaths but we're planning for that eventuality'

The Pope’s visit will see an estimated 500,000 people attend Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26 August.

# pope2018 - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

The Papal Cross, the Claddagh ring and 3,000 singers: Behind-the-scenes as the Phoenix Park gets ready for Pope Francis Pope2018 This post contains videos

The Papal Cross, the Claddagh ring and 3,000 singers: Behind-the-scenes as the Phoenix Park gets ready for Pope Francis

Taking inspiration from the Pope’s own writings and an ancient Irish symbol, the construction is still being prepared for next weekend’s mass.