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Pope Francis attends the Festival of Families in Croke Park stadium in Dublin Aug. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-FESTIVAL-FAMILIES Aug. 25, 2018.

In photos: day one of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland

Pope Francis is visiting Ireland from Saturday August 25 to Sunday August 26, including a trip tommorow to the Knock Shrine. Below is a selection of photographs from the first day of the visit.

Pope Francis greets journalists aboard his flight from Rome to Dublin Aug. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis greets journalists aboard his flight from Rome to Dublin Aug. 25.(CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Pope Francis waves as he walks to his car upon arriving at the international airport in Dublin (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis waves as he walks to his car upon arriving at the international airport in Dublin Aug. 25. The pope is attending the World Meeting of Families in Dublin and met with survivors of clerical sexual abuse. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Pope Francis prepares to speak during a meeting with authorities, civil society leaders and members of the diplomatic corps in Dublin Castle (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis prepares to speak during a meeting with authorities, civil society leaders and members of the diplomatic corps in Dublin Castle in Dublin. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Pope Francis is seated next to Leo Varadkar, prime minister of Ireland, as he attends a meeting with authorities, civil society leaders and members of the diplomatic corps in Dublin Castle (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis is seated next to Leo Varadkar, prime minister of Ireland, as he attends a meeting with authorities, civil society leaders and members of the diplomatic corps in Dublin Castle in Dublin. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up to the faithful as he visits St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. Also pictured is Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up to the faithful as he visits St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. Also pictured is Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Pope Francis prays in front of a candle in memory of victims of sexual abuse as he visits St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin Aug. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-DUBLIN-POOR Aug. 25, 2018.

Pope Francis prays in front of a candle in memory of victims of sexual abuse as he visits St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Pope Francis speaks as he visits St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis speaks as he visits St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Pope Francis visits the Capuchin Fathers' day center for homeless families in Dublin. (CNS photo/courtesy Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo).

Pope Francis visits the Capuchin Fathers’ day center for homeless families in Dublin. (CNS photo/courtesy Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo).

Pope Francis attends the Festival of Families in Croke Park stadium in Dublin. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Pope Francis attends the Festival of Families in Croke Park stadium in Dublin. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Pope Francis meets with a family that gave testimony during the Festival of Families in Croke Park stadium in Dublin. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Pope Francis meets with a family that gave testimony during the Festival of Families in Croke Park stadium in Dublin. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

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