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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (AP)

Pope Francis to visit Ireland in 2018

Enda Kenny tweets confirmation that the Pope will visit Ireland for the World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis steps out from the plane as he arrives in Poland earlier this year (AP)

The Pope’s first meeting is with President Giorgi Margvelashvili in Tbilisi, Georgia, today

Pope Francis  with President Touadéra of the Central African Republic (AP)

Francis reflected on his visit to CAR during his meeting with President Touadéra

Pope Francis at Rome's Fiumicino International before leaving for Ecuador in July 2015 (AP)

The Armenia trip comes in response to an invitation from the patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the government

Cathedral of St Gregory the Illuminator in Yerevan, Armenia (CNS)

Vatican spokesman revealed that the trip may take place in June

Pope Francis meets with bishops during his visit to the cathedral in Mexico City (AP)

The archdiocesan publication asked whether the Pope had been properly briefed on Mexican matters prior to his visit

Pope Francis stands on a platform to pray on the banks of the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (AP)

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Ciudad Juarez on the final day of his visit to Mexico

Pope Francis accepts a crucifix from a prisoner as he visits Cereso prison in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (CNS)

Francis visited Cereso prison in Ciudad Juarez on Wednesday

Pope Francis waves after arriving at Abraham Gonzalez Airport in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (AP)

The Pontiff celebrates Mass at the Ciudad Juárez fairgrounds

Pope Francis uses incense as he celebrates Mass with priests and religious at a stadium in Morelia, Mexico (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass at a stadium in Morelia on Tuesday