It's day two of the Pope's trip to Ireland - with half a million people due to attend mass in Dublin's Phoenix Park.

The Pontiff will fly to Knock Shrine in Mayo this morning - but the issue of clerical sex abuse is set to dominate the agenda once again.

Pope Francis spent more than an hour and a half meeting eight survivors of clerical, religious and institutional abuse.

He told them that those involved in corruption and cover up in the church are filth.

The Pope apologised for what happened at mother and baby homes - and indicated that he would say more on the issue today.

Meanwhile the Pontiff arrives in Mayo this morning where he'll visit Knock Shrine and pray the Angelus in front of a crowd of 45 thousand.

He then makes his way back to the capital where more than half a million are expected to attend mass in the Phoenix Park.

It will bring an end to a two day trip which has been closely watched around the world.

Pope Francis leaves Ireland later this evening.

Meanwhile, traffic is already very heavy on all approach roads this morning and the advice is to take your time and heed the Gardaí and security personnel.

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