Celebrating the Amoris Laetitia Family Year

What are the plans for the 10th World Meeting of Families?



The next World Meeting of Families will take place in Rome from 22 to 26 June 2022. Pope Francis has announced that this event will be held in a new way; celebrated not only in Rome, but in all dioceses and eparchies across the world.


The 10th World Meeting of Families (WMF), organized by both the Diocese of Rome and the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, which will take place from 22 to 26 June 2022, will coincide with the close of the “Amoris Laetitia Family Year”. The Meeting will be held in Rome with simultaneous celebrations in all the dioceses and eparchies across the world. The theme of the 10th WMF is “Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness”.

During this meeting, the participants will have the opportunity to participate in catechesis, festive events, and prayer. In his promotional video for this event, Pope Francis states his hope that the 10th WMF “will be an opportunity provided by Providence to create a worldwide event that can involve all the families that would like to feel part of the ecclesial community”. In light of this, every local diocese and eparchy in Canada is invited to organize special initiatives so that all families may participate in this great event.

In order to support and celebrate the importance of marriage and the family, Pope Saint John Paul II had inaugurated the first World Meeting of Families in 1994. Since then, this event has taken place approximately every three years. More than twenty years later, Pope Francis invites all families from around the world to gather once again in celebration, and encourages them to participate in local activities organized by their respective diocese or eparchy.

More details of the events to come

(Work of Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, 2021)

Given the new worldwide dimension of the World Meeting of Families, the broad outline of local activities has yet to be fully determined.

Visit the official website here: https://www.romefamily2022.com/en/

In planning local initiatives, diocesan/eparchial and parish organizers may wish to avail themselves of the resources below provided by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life (logo, image, hymn and prayer).


Official hymn of the X World Meeting of Families – We Believe in Love

Click here for more information on the Official Hymn

Pope’s video message for 10th World Meeting of Families