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Gallery: The Pope Turns Up At Croke Park

Gallery: The Pope Turns Up At Croke Park
By Gavin Cooney
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Pope Francis turned up at Croke Park last night to lead the World Festival of Families, and Sportsfile were on hand at GAA HQ to capture a few images.

Here are some of them.

The leader of an age-old institution struggling to remedy the alienation of its grassroots members meets Pope Francis

'Let us pause for a moment of reflection...'

'Can we not limit the number of handpasses or something?'


'Are you St Peter?'

'It's better than Leicester, anyway'


'Yeah, he tried to play here for five nights, the mad egotist'

'How do you like that, Bernard Flynn!?'

'Plan B'


Elsewhere, Alan Kerins got a chance to address the crowd...

...while RTE gave it all The Sunday Game treatment

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