Singer Liam Gleeson from Tipperary has penned a song welcoming Pope Francis to Ireland ahead of his upcoming visit, Fáilte Papa Francis. 

The Pontiff will be in Ireland August 25 and 26, the first time since Pope John Paul II's 1979 visit that a sitting pope has visited Ireland. 

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In anticipation, a singer from Tipperary has written a song welcoming Pope Francis to the Emerald Isle. 

Liam Gleeson, a member of the Silvermines Choir, released the heartfelt tune Fáilte Papa Francis, and the music video, featuring Gleeson singing from a hilltop overlooking Lough Derg and the village of Portloe, is getting lots of love. 

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Fáilte Papa Francis - Liam Gleeson

Ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland this month, County Tipperary singer Liam Gleeson composed a song just for the visit called Fáilte Papa Francis.

Posted by on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The two main events that the pontiff will attend are the 'Festival of Families' in Croke Park on August 25, and the 'Final Mass' in Phoenix Park on August 26. While both of these events are free, tickets and registration are essential according to the World Meeting of Families website.

He will also visit the Day Centre for Homeless Families of the Capuchin Fathers in South Dublin and the Knock Shrine in County Mayo. 

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