World Meeting of Families 2022 - WMOF22

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’ apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia and is organized by the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life.

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Wolodymyr, Tatiana, Franciszek, Magdalena, and Teresa Korczyński on June 22, 2022.

Ukrainian family prays for peace at World Meeting of Families

Jun 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

A Ukrainian family of 10 is participating in the World Meeting of Families this week. Read more

Rome - June 22, 2022: Day one of the World Meeting of Families with Pope Francis during the Festival of Families.

World Meeting of Families 2022: Full text of Pope Francis' address at the Festival of Families

Jun 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' address at the Festival of Families during the World Meeting of Families... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the World Meeting of Families 2022

Cardinal Farrell: St. John the Baptist is a ‘witness to the sacredness of life’

Jun 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The cardinal celebrated Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 on the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John... Read more

The Chiriaco family share their story at the World Meeting of Families, June 22, 2022.

Catholic family who welcomed Ukrainian refugees into their home share testimony at the Vatican

Jun 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

As millions of refugees fled the war in Ukraine this year, a Catholic family of eight made the decision to... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the opening of the World Meeting of Families in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 22, 2022.

Catholic marriage is a gift, not a formality, Pope Francis says at World Meeting of Families 2022 opening

Jun 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Catholic marriage is a gift, not just a formality or rule. Read more

Blessed Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi.

First married couple to be beatified together featured at World Meeting of Families

Jun 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Blessed Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi are the official patrons of the 10th World Meeting of Families taking place in... Read more

Soren and Ever Johnson with their five children, ages 19 to 10.

US couple to share advice for Catholic family life at World Meeting of Families

Jun 20, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The international gathering of Catholic families begins in Rome on June 22. Read more

The 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland.

What is the World Meeting of Families 2022? A CNA Explainer

Jun 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The international gathering will be held in Rome on June 22-26. Read more

Pope Francis announced that his prayer intention for June 2022 is families.

Pope Francis announces his prayer intention for June 2022

Jun 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The choice is fitting, since families from around the world will gather in Rome later this month for the World... Read more

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

Vatican unveils schedule for the 2022 World Meeting of Families in June

May 31, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The 10th World Meeting of Families will be held in Rome on June 22-26. Read more

A pilgrim attends the canonization of St. John Henry Newman in Rome, Oct. 13, 2019.

3 Rome events to look forward to in 2022

Jan 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Despite the pandemic, the Eternal City is preparing to host several joyful events. Read more

The bronze statue of St. Peter inside St. Peter’s Basilica.

Limited in-person attendance at 2022 World Meeting of Families due to COVID-19

Sep 30, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The meeting will be held in Rome on June 22-26, 2022. Read more

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

Pope Francis: A family that remains open to life builds history

Sep 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“Dear friends, the family is alive if it finds itself united in prayer," the pope said in a message ahead... Read more

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

Jul 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The image was created by the Slovenian Jesuit Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik. Read more

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

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

Jul 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope said the meeting would be “a worldwide event that can involve all the families.” Read more

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

Vatican unveils official prayer of 2022 World Meeting of Families

Apr 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 10th World Meeting of Families will take place June 22-26, 2022. Read more

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

Apr 20, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has decided to postpone by one year World Youth Day and the World Meeting of Families, according to... Read more