Pope Francis will visit Ireland to take part in the ninth World Meeting of Families, which takes place in Dublin from 21–26 August on the theme, ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’. The full schedule for the World Meeting of Families and the itinerary for Pope Francis’ visit, as well as information regarding transport and for those with accessibility requirements can be found on www.worldmeeting2018.ie.
Opening Ceremonies for World Meeting of Families 2018 will take place simultaneously across all 26 Dioceses of Ireland this evening 21 August, with the lead ceremony taking place in Dublin. The Opening Liturgy, entitled ‘Le chéile le Críost’ (together with Christ), will gather the Church as a family of families, setting the path of celebration for the entire World Meeting of Families that will culminate with the closing Papal Mass on Sunday 26th August. Details of diocesan opening ceremonies can be found on www.worldmeeting2018.ie.