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Pope arrives in Ireland!

Pope Francis arrived in Ireland shortly before 10:30 a.m., local time. Upon landing at Dublin International Airport, he was received by Vice Prime Minister Simon Coveney and his three daughters, who gave the pope a bouquet of flowers. 

Also present were the Irish bishops and Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.

The Holy Father is undertaking an intense, 33-hour visit to participate in the World Meeting of Families and meet with victims of sexual abuse.