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Tickets for the Pope's Knock and Phoenix Park events available on Monday

500,000 tickets have been issued for the Phoenix Park Mass while there will be a capacity of 45,000 people at Knock.

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Pope Francis

FREE TICKETS FOR Pope Francis’ events at Knock Shrine and Phoenix Park on Sunday 26 August will be available to book on Monday.

Organisers have warned that all adults and children that want to attend either event will need to have a ticket in advance which they can get on the World Meeting of Families website.

The Pope will spend two full days in the country on 25 and 26 August as part of the World Meeting of Families, with his full itinerary announced last month.

There is a limit of 12 tickets per individual booking.

Knock 

There will be a capacity of 45,000 people at Knock where Pope Francis will give the Angelus address on the square in front of the Shrine.

Tickets for Knock will only be available through the online booking system.

Organisers have said that when booking a ticket you will need to give information of where you are travelling from the morning of the Mass in order to inform the transport plan for the area.

Tickets for Knock will have the name of the person who made the booking on the ticket so will not be transferable.

Phoenix Park 

The Closing Mass of the WMOF 2018 will take place at the Papal Cross on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

500,000 tickets have been issued for this event and are only available on the WMOF website.

When tickets are bought online they will only be issued by email to be printed at home as organisers say that ”it would be cost prohibitive to print and post this number of tickets due to the size and scale of the event”.

Tickets for Phoenix Park will have a unique barcode and must have a verified email address associated with them so are not transferable.

Available now

For those who are really keen to ensure they will be there on the day and want to secure a ticket before they go on general release have options.

They can book a three-day or a one-day registration to the WMOF which allows them to book a free ticket to the Final Mass at the same time.

A single-day ticket starts from €33, while a five-day ticket costs €68. Both are on sale now.

The government set up its official website for the visit and urged anyone interested in attending the two main public events at the Phoenix Park or at Knock to make sure they have tickets before planning their journeys.

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