The Papal Cross is located in Phoenix Park in Dublin City. It is a simple white cross made of steel that stands 116 feet high. It was erected for the Papal visit of Pope John Paul II on the 29th September 1979. On this day, Pope John Paul II delivered an open-air sermon to more than 1.25 million people. When Pope John Paul II died in Rome on the 2nd April 2005, at the age of 84 years, a memorial service was held soon afterwards at this site.