With just under one month to go to the 9th
World Meeting of Families, which is taking place from 21 – 26 August in Dublin,
plans are at an advanced stage and we are ready to welcome families and
individual pilgrims from across the world to Ireland for the event. We are also
looking forward to welcoming Pope Francis who will travel to Ireland to be with
us on 25th and 26th August. The WMOF2018 has had the personal touch of
Pope Francis from the beginning. He personally chose Ireland to host the event;
he gave us the theme ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the

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