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Pope confirms date & theme for World Meeting of Families

9th World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin from 22 to 26 August 2018 with the theme ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’.

2016.05.24.

National collection for World Meeting of Families

This weekend’s collection will be followed by another national collection next year and a final one in 2018, all aimed at defraying some of the large costs involved.

2016.05.24.

Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the family due today

Guide on document states: “The Pope's vision of society is inclusive. Such inclusion involves the effort to accept diversity, to dialogue with those who think differently..."

2016.04.08.

Dioceses to set up teams to plan for WMF2018

Bishops begin preparations for the 9th World Meeting of Families which will take place primarily in Dublin but also throughout Ireland.

2016.03.10.

“Cherish all the children of the nation equally”

“As a society our progress should be measured against how effectively we care for the most vulnerable amongst us,” bishops state.

2015.12.03.

Minister for Tourism hopes Pope will visit Knock

Speaking at last week’s meeting of Mayo County Council, Minister Ring said, “I hope the Pope sees fit to come to Knock and relaunch Knock Shrine.”

2015.11.20.

‘Synod has provided manifesto for pastoral action’

The synod faced the “delicate task of trying to balance mercy and truth, doctrine and pastoral care, justice and forgiveness” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.10.25.

Limerick would welcome Pope Francis – Bishop Leahy

Bishop recalls how “the Pope’s eyes lit up” in 2013 when he told him he was from Limerick during a meeting at the Vatican.

2015.10.05.

Bishop Leahy welcomes WMF2018 announcement

New catholic preschool & primary school religious education curriculum launched as well as religious education programme 'Grow in Love'.

2015.09.29.

Pope may visit for 2018 World Meeting of Families

Dublin selected as venue for 9th World Meeting of Families by Pope Francis as Archbishops Diarmuid Martin and Eamon Martin welcome announcement.

2015.09.28.

Pope appeals to laity for more active engagement

Pontiff to celebrate outdoor Mass for over a million pilgrims at World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

2015.09.27.

Pope Francis makes historic address to US Congress

"The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.”

2015.09.25.

World Communications Day focuses on family

“Today the Church must learn again how to show that the family is a great gift, something good and beautiful."

2014.10.07.

Pope to attend World Meeting of Families in US

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput claims Pontiff has accepted invitation for September 2015 event.

2014.07.26.

Bishops release general findings of Vatican survey

Church teaching is not realistic, compassionate or life-enhancing: Irish respondents.

2014.03.14.
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