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The Papal Cross by Brendan Roche ©OPW
The Papal Cross by Brendan Roche ©OPW

Crois an Phápa aka The Papal Cross was erected in the Phoenix Park Dublin in 1979.  On the first day of his pastoral visit to Ireland,  Pope John Paul II celebrated an open-air mass on 29 September 1979 to a congregation numbering over one million. The white Latin cross (which served as a back-drop to the papal altar) was erected just a fortnight before the Pope arrived, on the edge of the site known as "Fifteen Acres".

Pope Francis celebrated mass here on the final day of his 2018 visit to Ireland.

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