Final preparations are being put in place for tomorrow's arrival of Pope Francis to Ireland.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to travel from across the country to catch a glimpse of the Pontiff when he visits Dublin and Knock.    

Extensive road closures and diversions will be in place across the capital on Saturday and Sunday, and on Sunday around Knock.

The Taoiseach says the church has the power to enforce mandatory reporting of sex abuse.

The issue of 'safeguarding children' will be discussed on the third and final day of the World Meeting of Families later today.

But critics are unhappy that the event, which brings the Pope to Ireland, will spend just one hour on the topic.

The Pontiff will meet with Leo Varadkar for a ten minute meeting tomorrow.    


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