World Meeting of Families - Latest News
Aug 29, 2018 - 04:57 am .- Divorce and separation may be common, but the model families should strive after is unity, and people should not forget those husbands and wives who, even amid difficulties, continue to be faithful, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Aug 26, 2018 - 01:27 pm .- During his last stop in Dublin Sunday, Pope Francis met with the bishops of Ireland, telling them to take encouragement for their daily ministry in the truth found in Christ.
Aug 26, 2018 - 05:05 am .- On Sunday during a quick visit to Knock Shrine in county Mayo, Pope Francis entrusted the Irish people to the care of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Aug 25, 2018 - 03:28 pm .- Pope Francis encouraged attendees at an evening festival for the World Meeting of Families to radiate joy into the world like lighthouses radiate light – giving an example for other families to follow.
Aug 25, 2018 - 01:21 pm .- Pope Francis met early Saturday evening with eight abuse victims in Ireland, during his visit to the country for the World Meeting of Families.  
Aug 25, 2018 - 09:24 am .- The first place children learn the faith is in the home, following the good example of their parents, Pope Francis said during a meeting with newly-wed and engaged couples in Ireland.
Aug 25, 2018 - 05:19 am .- In Ireland on Saturday, Pope Francis said the anger of Catholics at bishops’ failure in response to the sexual abuse crisis is appropriate and that he shares those feelings.
Aug 24, 2018 - 01:10 pm .- In a keynote address at the World Meeting of Families on Friday, Cardinal Mario Zenari outlined the atrocities lived by families in Syria and other conflict zones, who respond to immense suffering with peace and courage.
Aug 24, 2018 - 11:30 am .- Canon law should be re-written to institute a global zero-tolerance policy against priests who commit sexual abuse, a clerical abuse survivor told attendees at the World Meeting of Families.
Aug 23, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- Fr. James Martin, SJ addressed Thursday more than 1,000 people at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.
Aug 23, 2018 - 12:16 pm .- Love in the family is the first step to teaching the world about the love of God, said Cardinal João Braz de Aviz during Mass at the World Meeting of Families.
Aug 23, 2018 - 10:38 am .- To couples seeking marriage, the Church needs both to be welcoming and to present a “clear vision” of the sacrament, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said Thursday at the World Meeting of Families.
Aug 22, 2018 - 01:20 pm .- God’s plan for the family may sometimes feel countercultural, but it is nevertheless part of the Church’s “good news” for society and for the world, said Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh.
Aug 22, 2018 - 12:27 pm .- In the face of attacks on the family, the Church should strive to imitate the Holy Family, which shines through the darkness, said Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay.
Aug 22, 2018 - 11:30 am .- Participants in the World Meeting of Families have been invited to walk the “Dublin Camino,” a seven-church “Pilgrim Walk” throughout the city, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Dublin.
Aug 21, 2018 - 05:22 pm .- Faced with daunting cultural challenges, the Church must engage in difficult discussions rather than seeking quick answers, said Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry at one of the local opening Masses for the World Meeting of Families.
Aug 21, 2018 - 12:20 pm .- Pope Francis said in a video message to the Irish people Tuesday he hopes his visit will bring about unity and reconciliation among Christians in the country.
Aug 21, 2018 - 08:21 am .- Pope Francis is likely to meet with victims of clerical sexual abuse later this week, a papal spokesman announced on Tuesday. The proposed meeting would take place as part of the Holy Father’s two-day trip to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families.
Aug 18, 2018 - 08:35 pm .- The Archbishop of Washington has cancelled his scheduled participation at the Church’s World Meeting of Families, which will be held next week in Dublin, Ireland.
Aug 9, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- Twitter users will have access to special emojis commemorating Pope Francis’ visit to the Ireland later this month, the Irish Daily Mail reported Thursday.