2022 World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families (WMOF), initially scheduled in June of 2021, will be held in June 2022 in Rome. The theme is “Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness.” The WMOF was scheduled to fall on the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Amoris Laetitia and is organized by the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life.

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Pope Francis meets with deacons and their families at the Vatican on June 19, 2021

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Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Vatican unveils official image of 2022 World Meeting of Families

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The official logo of the 2022 World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Pope Francis: 2022 World Meeting of Families will include local gatherings

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Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.

Vatican unveils official prayer of 2022 World Meeting of Families

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Young pilgrims gather before World Youth Day Panama opening Mass Jan. 22, 2019.

Pope Francis postpones World Youth Day and Meeting of Families due to coronavirus

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