Tenth World Meeting of the Family will take place in Rome next year. Cardinal De Donatis considers it a precious opportunity for the eternal city.
Newsroom (01/10/2021 10:45, Gaudium Press) Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the Pope’s Vicar General for the diocese of Rome, presented the plan for the Tenth World Meeting of the Family at a press conference on Thursday. The event is scheduled to take place in Rome between June 22 and 26, 2022.
The theme of the meeting is “Love for the family: vocation and way of holiness”. The press conference was also attended by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.
During the interview, Cardinal De Donatis thanked the Pope for the opportunity to hold such an important event in Rome and stated that he “considers this appointment not only an extraordinary event but a precious opportunity to dedicate oneself with enthusiasm to the ministry of the family.”
The Cardinal also stressed the importance of Rome, the city of the apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, in the communion of the Churches.
The Cardinal explained that the diocese of Rome will work so that all the families of the world, including those who will not be able to attend the event in Rome, can participate from wherever they are.
Indeed, in July, Pope Francis asked that dioceses around the world do everything possible so that all families can participate in the World Meeting through local celebrations during the event. After all, each diocese knows the specific points for its families.
The Pope also said that dioceses should be “dynamic, active and creative in organizing this with families in harmony with what will take place in Rome.”
An official website of the meeting will allow families from all over the world to watch the meetings of the Meeting.
According to the undersecretary of the Dicastery, Gabriella Gambino, about 2000 thousand delegates, invited by the bishops of each diocese, as well as countless families are expected for the event. Bishop Angelo De Donatis also said that he considers the choice of Rome as a “precious opportunity”. (FM)