World Meeting of Families Reflections

Reflections from Kilmacud Parish

We will be adding reflections from our own parish shortly.

Pope Francis in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families

Dublin Castle – Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and Diplomatic Corps

Pope Francis at Dublin Castle WMOF Ireland 2018“Taoiseach, Members of Government and of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen,
At the beginning of my visit to Ireland, I am grateful for the invitation to address this distinguished assembly representing the civil, cultural and religious life of the country, together with the members of the diplomatic corps and guests. I appreciate the friendly welcome I have received from the President of Ireland, which reflects the tradition of cordial hospitality for which the Irish are known throughout the world.”  Read more…

Visit to the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin, August 25th 2018

Pope Francis Capuchin day-centre WMOF 2018 Dublin“Dear brother, dear bishop, dear Capuchin brothers, and all of you, my brothers and sisters!
You [the Capuchin Brother who welcomed the Holy Father] said that the Capuchins are known as the Brothers of the People, close to the people, and this is true.
If at times, some Capuchin community goes distant from the people of God, it falls. You are especially attuned with people of God, and indeed, with the poor. ” Read more…

Festival of Families, Croke Park, August 25th 2018

Pope-Francis Croke Park WMOF 2018 in Ireland“Dia dhaoibh! Dear Brothers and Sisters, good evening!
I am grateful to all of you for your warm welcome. It is good to be here! It is good to celebrate, for celebration makes us more human and more Christian. It also helps us to share the joy of knowing that Jesus loves us, he accompanies us on our journey of life, and each day he draws us closer to himself.” Read more…

WMOF 2018 Final Mass, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Pope Francis in the Phoenix Park WMOF 2018 DublinPenitential Act of the Holy Father
“Yesterday I met with eight persons who are survivors of the abuse of power, the abuse of conscience and sexual abuse. In reflecting on what they told me, I wish to implore the Lord’s mercy for these crimes and to ask forgiveness for them.”  Read more…

All of Pope Francis speeches from his recent Irish visit are available on the Dublin Diocese website.

Find all of Pope Francis speeches on the Vatican website.