Vatican City, Jul 2, 2021 / 07:40 am
Pope Francis called Friday for local gatherings to be held across the globe at the same time as next year’s World Meeting of Families in Rome.
“At past meetings, most families stayed at home,” the pope said in a video message July 2. “The meeting was perceived as being something remote, at most followed on television, and unknown to the majority of families.”
Francis said that this time the World Meeting of Families would have a special format.
“It will be an opportunity provided by Providence to create a worldwide event that can involve all the families that would like to feel part of the ecclesial community,” he said.