Irish church eyes 2018 papal visit, reconciliation gesture

May 24, 2016 12:02 PM

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Irish church eyes 2018 papal visit, reconciliation gesture

VATICAN CITY – The archbishop of Dublin is hoping Pope Francis will visit Northern Ireland as well as Dublin to mark the next edition of the Catholic Church's big family rally.

While Francis hasn't committed to attending the August 2018 World Meeting of Families, popes have attended all but two of the past editions and Francis has made family ministry a priority.

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