02 October 2017

Cardinal Farrell in Belfast for a Convention on “Faith in the Family.” A Step towards the Dublin World Meeting of Families

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The Dicastery’s Prefect, Card. Kevin Farrell, attended the 4th Annual Faith and Life Convention, on “Faith in the Family,” organized by the Diocese of Down and Connor and held on Saturday at Our Lady and St. Patrick's College in Belfast.

The initiative that brought together over 500 participants marked the start of a series of diocesan events in preparation for the Dublin Meeting of the World Families.

Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Julieann Moran of the Irish World Missions, and Sharon Haughey of St. Mary's University took part in a roundtable that was an opportunity for exchange on Amoris Laetitia.

There was also discussion on how parishes can become and present themselves as places of support for those experiencing difficulties in marriage and welcoming communities for all. Then, the participants separated into workshops where they explored a variety of topics ranging from the gender ideology to human rights, and including parental skills.

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