27 June 2019
WMOF Rome 2021

An Agreement for the World Meeting of Families

The organization of the event to take place in Rome from 23rd to 27th June in two years’ time is off to a start

Among the most difficult tasks in organizing the X edition of the World Meeting of Families in 2021, will indubitably be the reception of the many families, who will be attending not only the high points of the celebrations with the Holy Father, but also the theological and pastoral Conference, an event which usually involves thousands of people and precedes the Festival of the families and the final Eucharistic Celebration.  The organization of the Conference itself requires a huge commitment, both for the logistic aspects as well as for those related to the programme and its contents. In fact, the Conference will take place with combined methods, thematic sessions to take place in different places and plenary sessions in locations that can hold all the participants.  A real challenge that the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and the Diocese of Rome have undertaken to deal with together in an agreement signed on Monday last, 24th June by the Pope’s Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis and the Prefect of the Dicastery, Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

 

And it is this document that officially began the organization of the event, the theme of which intends to highlight family love as a vocation and a path to holiness. .Christian marriage, with the grace granted by the sacrament, and the family are, in fact, a privileged place to live the Commandment of Love in a concrete way as they manifest the value of relationships that share the joys and struggles of everyday life and are a key factor in helping us encounter God.