World Meeting of Families 2018

STARTS: 21st August 2018 - ENDS: 26th August 2018
ORGANISER: Anne Griffin, General Manager, World Meeting of Families 2018

The World Meeting of Families comes to Ireland!

Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. This major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building block of society and the Church. Families from all over the world will gather in Dublin from 21-26 August 2018 programme of workshops, talks and discussions for adults; an engaging and exciting programme for young people as well as faith and fun activities for children.

WMOF2018 will include the daily celebration of Mass, a festival of families’ event, exhibitions, cultural events, musical performances and events around the country and in many venues in Dublin. It is too early to know if Pope Francis will attend WMOF2018 in Ireland. What we do know is that he has said he would like to be with us. His programme is normally announced just a few months prior to any event.

Such a visit by Pope Francis would bring great joy to Irish Ireland, but the final decision will depend on many factors. Previous World Meeting of Families in 2015 and 2012 have attracted attendances of over 1,000,000 people.

Venue: The events will be in a range of venues around the city. Details will follow shortly

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