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The World Meeting of Families
World Meeting of Families
Congress is a gathering of the Roman Catholic Church that has occurred every three years since 1994.[1][2][3][4][5] It is organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, which "promotes the pastoral care of families, protects their rights and dignity in the Church and in civil society, so that they may ever be more able to fulfill their duties."[6][7] The most recent meeting took place in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
and the next meeting is scheduled to take place in Dublin, Ireland, from 22 to 26 August 2018.[1][2][3]

Contents

1 Events 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Events[edit] The Congress has taken place eight times:[1]

1994 Rome, Italy 1997 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2000 Rome, Italy 2003 Manila, Philippines 2006 Valencia, Spain 2009 Mexico
Mexico
City, Mexico 2012 Milan, Italy 2015 Philadelphia, United States

The next World Meeting of Families
World Meeting of Families
is scheduled to take place in Dublin, Ireland, from 22 to 26 August 2018. See also[edit]

World Youth Day

References[edit]

^ a b c O'Halloran, Marie. "Pope Francis may visit Ireland for world meeting in Dublin". Irish Times. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.  ^ a b "Speculation Pope Francis may visit Ireland in 2018". RTÉ News. 27 September 2015. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.  ^ a b "Contest Winners Announcement". World Meeting of Families. Retrieved 28 September 2015.  ^ "Viaggio Apostolico del Santo Padre a Cuba, negli Stati Uniti d'America e Visita alla Sede dell'Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (19–28 settembre 2015) Francesco" [Apostolic Visit of the Holy Father to Cuba, and the United States
United States
and the United Nations (19-28 September)]. w2.vatican.va (in Italian). Retrieved 28 September 2015.  ^ Associated Press (16 September 2015). "A guide to seeing the pope in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
on the last weekend in September". Fox News. Retrieved 28 September 2015.  ^ "Apostolic Constitution Pastor Bonus". Holy See. art. 139. Retrieved 29 September 2015.  ^ "About the Event". World Meeting Of Families. 2015. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 

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