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Quiz: How much do you know about the pope's visit to Ireland?

The Pope is finally here, but how much do you know about his 36-hour stopover?
Aug 23rd 2018, 11:01 PM 25,624 47

AFTER MONTHS OF preparations, Pope Francis has finally touched down in Ireland.

There’s been plenty of coverage of the visit in recent weeks, but how much of the finer details do you know about his 36-hour stopover?

When was the last time a pope visited Ireland?
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1977
1978
1979
1980
Pope Francis is in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. In which US city was the event held in 2015?
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Boston
Philadelphia
New York
Seattle
10,000 volunteers have been recruited to keep the show on the road, but which of the following jobs was NOT on offer?
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Washing the Popemobile
Dressing up in a human-sized sheep outfit
Ironing religious garments
Making tea and sandwiches
How many hours of television coverage is RTÉ dedicating to the papal visit this weekend?
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16
18
20
22
What did the Pope say he hoped his visit to Ireland would achieve in a video message earlier this week?
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Unity and reconciliation
Faith and togetherness
Truth and understanding
Peace and love
Which of the following will the Pope not meet during his visit to Ireland?
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Michael D Higgins
Homeless people
Victims of child sex abuse
Victims of violence during the Troubles
How many will attend the papal mass at Knock Shrine?
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15,000
25,000
35,000
45,000
How many loaves of bread are expected to be eaten at the Phoenix Park mass?
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25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
Which of the following souvenirs were not spotted on sale ahead of the Pope's visit?
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A Pope Francis doll wearing a ‘Repeal’ jumper
Cigarette lighters with the Pope’s face on them
A figurine of the Pope with a solar-powered waving hand
A biodegradable cardboard chair with the Pope’s face on the side
And finally, how much will the entire visit cost?
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€32m
€35m
€38m
€40m
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Heathen
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Say a decade of the rosary for your sins.
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Casual mass-goer
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You kind of follow what's going on, but only to keep up appearances.
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Cardinal
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Not quite infallible, but you know your stuff.
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St. Peter
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Top marks - they should give you the keys to the pearly gates.
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