World Meeting of Families

The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the World Meeting is ‘The Gospel of the Family – Joy for the World’

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage

The trip would likely include the first ever papal visit to Northern Ireland

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It is not known whether Pope Francis will attend

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the World Meeting Families on the final day of his papal visit to America

The Pontiff’s homily at Mass concluding the World Meeting of Families

Pontiff delights tens of thousands at Benjamin Franklin Parkway with spontaneous talk on families