World Meeting of Families

On September 22-27, 2015, Philadelphia will welcome the 8th World Meeting of Families, which is expected to draw a global audience. In June 2012, the 7th World Meeting, held in Milan, Italy, drew hundreds of thousands to the city with more than one million attending the Holy Father’s Mass.Since its inception by Blessed John Paul II in 1994, the World Meeting of Families has sought to strengthen the sacred bonds of family across the globe. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme, which aims to emphasize the good news of the family and highlight its intrinsic value to the good of society. The theme for the 2015 World Meeting of Families will be forthcoming following the election of a new Pontiff. Please check back often for information on registering for the meeting and booking your stay in Philadelphia.Related Links: Welcome Letter from Archbishop Charles J. ChaputPress ReleasePontifical Council for FamilyVatican: The Holy SeeArchdiocese of PhiladelphiaCatholic PhillyUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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