In 2013, Pope Francis announced that two Synods would take place on topics related to the family and evangelization. The first, an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, took place in October 2014. The second, an Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, will take place in October 2015. Additionally, Pope Francis will take part in the World Meeting of Families in September 2015.
Ignatius Press is committed to helping the Church carry out her mission by providing these important resources related to both the Synods and the World Meeting of Families. The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the family the “domestic church” and “the original cell of social life.” Together with the Holy Father, we are devoted to assisting the family in realizing and carrying out its vital role.