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World Meeting of Families


The 9th World Meeting of Families will take place August 22-28, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Families from all over the world will gather in Dublin for the 4-day celebration to share their lives and experiences from different parts of the world, reflect on challenges, and grow together in faith.

The first World Meeting of Families began in 1994 under Pope St. John Paul II, who sought to establish an international event featuring prayer, catechesis, and celebration that would bring families from around the world together in their faith. Since then, there has been a gathering every 3 years in a different international location.