2018 World Meeting of Families | Dublin
The World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis Come to Ireland!
Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building block of society and the Church.
“The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 9th World Meeting of Families.
Families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin from August 21 – 26, 2018 to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith.
The Emerald Isle awaits you, the land of the shamrock, of saints and scholars, of fabulous stories from the past and of a lively festive present, of wild landscapes and adventures to be discovered.
The land from which so many missionaries set forth to bring the light of Christianity to every corner of the world now wants to gather those families and individuals whose lives have been touched by the faith of these missionaries. Ireland has been chosen to host the next World Meeting of Families in 2018 and calls people from all over the world to come and join us in this amazing event.
Put it down in your diary and start planning your trip as August 2018 will come around quickly. Come on your own or with all your family. We await you to give you a warm Irish welcome.
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