Irish delegation attends World Meeting of Families in Rome 

An Irish delegation is in Rome to attend the 10th World Meeting of Families which begins today on the theme, ‘Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness.’

The delegates include family members as well as Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, and Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare & Leighlin.

Ahead of his departure for Rome, Bishop Nulty said, ““We look forward to discussions and reflections from families on themes such as the role of grandparents, the pastoral care of the elderly, accompanying fatherhood and motherhood, vocations, accompanying forgiveness, preparing for marriage, the impact of digital media on family life and much more.

“As we pray and reflect together on the many joys and challenges facing family life today.  I am particularly conscious of the enormous difficulties being faced by families here in Ireland as a result of the rapid rise in the cost of living. I commend the work being done in dioceses and parishes across the country to reach out and support families in difficulty on a day to day basis.  As we depart for Rome we will take the prayers and intentions of Irish families with us”, Bishop Nulty said.