The 7th World Meeting of Families concluded today with the celebration of Holy Mass at Parco Nord Bresso aiport. Read the Pope’s homily. Regretably those of us responsible for the content of this blog during the World Meeting were unable to attend due to the timing of our flights home. However, the WMF website has a report of the event including the announcement that the next World Meeting will take place in Philadelphia in 2015. Here are a few more photos taken during the course of this truly wonderful event in Milan.
Photos above show (top to bottom): Clara and Charles on the train from Cardona to Malpensa airport; practising for the opening ceremony; Clara at the Official Delegations desk; the exhibitions hall; the simultaneous translation desk outside the main hall; Bishop John Hine, Clara and Charles at coffee time; the Piazza Duomo preparing for the Pope; lunch with the Irish delegation (l to r: Clara Donnelly, Fr Michael McGinnity, Bishop Liam MacDaid, Fr Peter Murphy, Deirdre O’Rawe, Charles Donnelly, Bishop John Hine).
Photos below show (top to bottom): University of Milan; afternoon workshop; Kathy and Clive Jones of Retrouvaille UK.