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Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

Pope Francis
Pope Francis
Image: Vincenzo Pinto/AP/Press Association Images

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE due to meet this week to start planning for Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next year.

Phoenix Park is on course to host the Pontiff for his farewell mass during his visit in August.

This would be the second time such an event is held in the Dublin park, with more than one million people attending Pope John Paul II’s mass in 1979.

Ireland has become more secular in the decades since then, with abuse revelations rocking the Church. However, 78.3% of people identified as Catholic in the 2016 Census, meaning it remains by far the largest religion in Ireland.

We want to know: Would you like to attend the Pope’s mass in Ireland?

Poll Results:

Yes (6653)
No (6583)
I'm not sure (861)

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