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Pope Announces Dublin Visit in August, No Northern Ireland Stop

Pope Francis announced on Wednesday that he will make the first papal trip to Ireland in nearly 40 years, visiting Dublin for two days in August to conclude an international Catholic Church meeting on families. There had been speculation that the pope would also visit Northern Ireland, whose leaders had floated the idea of a papal visit. But the pope, who announced the visit to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly audience, said his visit would be limited to...

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