Dublin, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018.
Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building block of society and the Church.
The theme chosen by Pope Francis for WMOF2018 is: The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World.
The WMOF2018 Logo, launched in December 2016, reflects on this theme and our journey towards August 2018.
The event will consist of a joyful and reflective programme of workshops, talks and discussions for adults; an engaging and exciting programme for young people as well as faith and fun activities for children.
WMOF2018 will include the daily celebration of Mass, a festival of families event, exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances, events around the city, gestures of solidarity with those in need, and much more. Visit our Programme section for more information.