Vatican City, May 17, 2019 / 02:38 am America/Denver (CNA).
The Vatican announced Friday that the next World Meeting of Families will focus on the vocation of married life as a path to holiness with a particular emphasis on Amoris Laetitia.
The 2021 World Meeting of Families will be held in Rome June 23-27 with the official theme selected by Pope Francis, “Family Love: a vocation and a path to holiness,” the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, the Family, and Life announced May 17.
“The meeting proposes a rereading of Amoris Laetitia in the light of the call to holiness spoken of in Gaudete et Exsultate,” according to the announcement.
“Conjugal and family love reveals the precious gift of a life together where communion is nourished and a culture of individualism, consumption and waste is averted,” it continued.
The next World Meeting of Families will mark the fifth anniversary of Amoris Laetitia -- Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on love in the family. The theme of the meeting seeks to examine family life through the lens of holiness, “the most attractive face of the Church,” as described by the 2018 exhoration Gaudete et Exsultate.