World Meeting of Families 2018

Dublin, Ireland, 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.


Official Hymn

“A Joy for all the World” is the official hymn for World Meeting of Families 2018 and was composed by young Irish composer Ephrem Feeley. The hymn found its...Read more


At a Glance

World Meeting of Families 2018 will be a joyful and enriching occasion for adults, young people and children. During these five days, there will be time to m...Read more

Marriage and Family

Pope's Video Message

Pope Francis has released a message to the people of Ireland ahead of the opening of the ninth World meeting of Families across Ireland this evening. In his...Read more

Marriage and Family

Diary: World Meeting of Families

Here you will find a Diary of events from the World Meeting of Families 2018. Read more