Family Pilgrimage 2013

Pontifical Council for the Family
Vatican City
July 2, 2013

Dear Families:

A little over one year ago, we were all gathered around Pope Benedict XVI, in Milan, to thank the Lord for the wonderful days of the Seventh World Meeting of Families. We were all struck by the beauty and intensity of this event.

On October 26–27, 2013, I invite you to meet Pope Francis in Rome, on the occasion of the Family Pilgrimage, which will take place during the Year of Faith. You will find the complete program and practical information at our website ( Our email is

Being and making a family nowadays is a beautiful and exciting experience, but, for all that, still quite demanding. The Pontifical Council for the Family, which I have had the honour of heading for the past year, is close to you. So that this friendship can continue, we are taking it upon ourselves to include you on the list of those who receive our bimonthly newsletter. Obviously, you can unsubscribe at any time if you wish.

Grateful for your witness, I look forward to meeting you in Rome, and I send you my blessings.

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia



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