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World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia September 22-25
Happens every three years since 1994
Started by Pope John Paul II
Theme this year chosen by Pope Francis: Love Is Our Mission: the Family Fully Alive.
Archbishop Chaput explained the theme in the welcome letter for the congress: Our theme, “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive” was inspired by the early Church Father, St. Irenaeus, who wrote “the Glory of God is man fully alive.” The glory of men and women is their capacity to love as God loves – and no better means exists to teach the meaning of love than the family. His Holiness, Pope Francis also inspired the theme. He embodies the message of mercy, joy and love at the heart of the Gospel.
Pope Francis will NOT be there for the congress but will be attending events the two following days, including a papal Mass. Tickets for the Mass were gone in 30 seconds.