Sky News accidentally report that Pope Francis has arrived in England
Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland to begin his two day stint in the Emerald Isle.
He has a packed agenda for the next couple of days, beginning Áras an Uachtaráin, where he will meet President Michael D Higgins and plant a ceremonial oak tree before going to Dublin Castle to attend a function with authorities and civil society groups.
He'll then go to Dublin Castle and onto Croke Park this evening, with some other stops along the way.
It's the Pope's biggest even in Europe this year which is a huge deal for the small country of Ireland.
Or it's a big deal for England, according to Sky News and their graphics.
Luckily no one noticed... wait, of course they did...
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— Peadar Breathnach (@PeadarBreathnac) August 25, 2018
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It’s a miracle! Sky News reporting that Pope Francis is in Dublin and England at exactly the same time!!!! This guys is a real mover. #skynews #England #Ireland #dublin #PapalVisit #popefrancis #onemantwoplaces pic.twitter.com/dsbYJDW8WD
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The Pope's full official itinerary for this visit can be seen here, but here's all you really need to know.
Saturday, 25 August
- Pope Francis will meet Michael D. Higgins and his wife at the Áras at 11.15am.
- The pontiff will make a speech at Dublin Castle at 12.10pm.
- He will then conduct some professional business in the capital, before a concert in Croke Park.
- The Pope will be entertained by stars such as Daniel O'Donnell and Nathan Carter and the cast of Riverdance at 7.30pm for the Feast of the Families.
Sunday, 26 August
- Pope Francis will travel to the Knock Shrine for 9.45am.
- He will then travel back to Dublin for his Phoenix Park mass at 2.30pm.
- Finally, the pontiff will depart Ireland at 6.30pm with a farewell ceremony in Dublin Airport.
For those of you who can't make it to the public events, the whole weekend will be broadcast live across a number of Irish TV stations. Full details here.