Sunday 11 December 2016

Pope Francis to visit Ireland in 2018: the reaction online

Published 28/11/2016 | 12:04

Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018 (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018 (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Enda Kenny today confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018.

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The news comes after the Taoiseach held a 23-minute meeting with the pope in the Vatican.

The Pope's visit is scheduled for 2018 and Mr Kenny said he expects "the normal state courtesies and support will be extended to him" when he arrives in Ireland.

Naturally, the announcement sparked a big reaction online and Pope Francis started trending on Twitter within minutes.

 

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