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World Meeting of Families 2018


The World Meeting of Families took place on August 22-26, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. This was the first World Meeting of Families since the release of Amoris Laetitia, the 2016 apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis which is the inspiration for the theme and content of the WMOF. The Holy Father was present at points during the Meeting.

There were four main elements of the Meeting:

  • A pre-catechesis on the theme, "The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World"
  • A Theological Pastoral Congress from August 22 through August
  • A celebration of the Feast of Families on Saturday, August 25
  • A closing Solemn Mass on Sunday, August 26

For more details of the agenda and other information, please visit the official website of the World Meeting of Families. The full WMOF catechesis, "The Joy of Love: Six-Session Parish Conversation," is now available online.

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