In just over ten weeks, Pope Francis will be touching down on Irish soil for what will be the first visit by a serving pontiff to these shores since Pope John Paul II arrived in 1979.
It's now been confirmed that his holiness will spend Saturday August 25 fulfilling a number of engagements in Dublin before jetting off to Knock the next morning and back to the capital that afternoon for a mass in the Phoenix Park.
In other news: here’s the agenda for the Pope’s visit in August
Itinerary is only for Dublin and Knock, with Saturday evening event at Croke Park and a Sunday afternoon Mass at the Phoenix Park pic.twitter.com/Tt8zMMqN7J
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) June 11, 2018
The Pope will also be attending the World Meeting Of Families at Croke Park on Saturday night as well as Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin Castle and as the Capuchin Day Centre throughout the day in the capital.
One thing's for sure, Leo Varadkar will have his funkiest pair of socks at the ready for the big visit.