Irish News

Countdown on for massive gathering of families

Thousands of families representing dioceses across Ireland gathered at Knock Shrine on Monday, for the launch of the one-year countdown to the much anticipated World Meeting of Families (WMOF2018) in Dublin.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, WMOF2018 president, led the celebration which launched the preparatory programme for parishes and a new icon of the Holy Family which will now tour the dioceses.

The archbishop said the programme “is a call to renew the Church so that it can enter into a new future: a future in which our Church will attract more and more people to Jesus”.