World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, September 2015

Friday, March 7, 2014

logo WMF 2015-ENThe Archdiocese of Philadelphia held a news conference on March 7, 2014, to announce that a delegation led by the Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, will go to Rome, March 24 to 26, 2014, in view of the upcoming World Meeting of Families. In addition to meeting with various offices of Holy See, including the Pontifical Council for Families, the delegation will be received by Pope Francis in a private audience. The members of the delegation will take the opportunity to address their hope to the Holy Father that he attends the event in Philadelphia. Pope Benedict XVI had confirmed in February 2013 that the Eighth World Meeting of Families will take place September 22 to 27, 2015, in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The previous World Meeting of Families was hold in Milan during 2012. The home page of the CCCB website, under the section Quick Links, provides a link to the official website of the 2015 World Meeting of Families. Over the coming months, the CCCB will make more information available about this important event for families and Church in Canada.

Link to the Media Release