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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (PA)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage

Anglican Archbishop Michael Jackson and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin lead an ecumenical Good Friday procession in Dublin (CNS photo/John Mc Elroy)

The trip would likely include the first ever papal visit to Northern Ireland

Pope Francis waves to faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus on Sunday (AP)

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A cardinal adjusts his zucchetto during prayers at the family synod (AP)

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Pope Francis gives an off-the-cuff address at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia (AP)

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Pope Francis embraces a young man in a wheelchair during the World Meeting of Families. The next event will take place in Dublin (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

It is not known whether Pope Francis will attend

Pope Francis arrives to the altar to celebrate the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia (CNS)

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the World Meeting Families on the final day of his papal visit to America

People gathered in  Benjamin Franklin Parkway (AP)

The Pontiff’s homily at Mass concluding the World Meeting of Families

The Pope applauds during the World Meeting of Families. Below: Francis embraces a young man in a wheelchair (AP)

Pontiff delights tens of thousands at Benjamin Franklin Parkway with spontaneous talk on families

Crowds at the Festival of Families in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (AP)

Pope Francis participates in the celebration for families and vigil of prayer at the B Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia