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March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Cardinal Scola explains the last details from the World Meeting of Families

2012-05-22

Cardinal Angelo Scola
Archbishop Milan
"We've been preparing for this gathering, for quite some time. Now, it's all prepared. We hope to also have good weather during those days.”

The World Meeting of Families includes a theological congress where roughly 6,000 people are expected. The goal is for families to strengthen the way they live out their Catholic faith. It will include 104 guest speakers from 27 countries. Also, about 900 youths have registered for another congress held for younger members of the family. 

On the afternoon of Saturday June 2nd a meeting will take place at the Milan's Bresso airport. That meeting will include personal testimonies and it will involve some 300,000 people. There the Pope will respond to five questions, asked respectively from five families. 

On Sunday June 3rd, about one million people are expected to attend the closing Mass, which will be led by the Pope. Then Benedict XVI will also have lunch with five families and he'll invite some of Milan's poorest families to lunch. 

Finally, to help organize everything, the World Meeting of Families has about 5,000 volunteers to help out with all the big and minor details. 


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