Diocese di Mindelo celebrating family life in parishes. Diocese di Mindelo celebrating family life in parishes. 

Families in Cabo Verde take the spotlight.

Under the theme, “Family Love: a Vocation and a Path to Holiness,” Cabo Verde’s Diocese of Mindelo celebrates the importance of family life in its parishes.

The family’s parish celebrations in Cabo Verde align with the gathering in the Vatican on the exact dates.

Radio Nova de Maria - Cape Verde

The 17 parishes of Cabo Verde’s Diocese of Mindelo want to honour and celebrate the family’s beauty and wonder. This is in unison with the World Meeting of Families guidelines.

Couple leads diocesan family ministry

João José Faria and his wife, Maria da Luz Faria are coordinators of the Diocesan Secretariat for the Family (SDF). The coordinators outlined various activities meant to highlight the value of the family in Cabo Verde.

The family activities and events celebrating the family are broadcast on Catholic Radio Nova de Maria and on the diocese’s digital platforms.

A home for all who need welcome

During the Vatican’s opening ceremony of the family festival on Wednesday evening, Pope Francis invited families to make the world a home for all who need to feel welcomed and accepted.

The World Meeting of Families in Rome was initially scheduled for 2021. It would have coincided with the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’s encyclical on the family, Amoris Laetitia, but due to the pandemic was moved to 22 June, ending 26 June 2022.

Pope Francis wishes the church to embrace and engage all families worldwide.

23 June 2022, 17:43