The event is preparing to start in Ireland.
Every three years the church organizes the World Meeting of Families (WMOF), a meeting that promotes pastoral care for families, the protection of their rights and the dignity of the church and civil society. This year, while the event is preparing to launch in Dublin, The Irish Independent reports that Andrea Bocelli and Riverdance will be the recommended artists, along with Irish flutist James Galway.
Riverdance is a theatrical show that tells a story through Irish step-dance and traditional Irish music. It took the world when it first appeared in 1994, and has since been seen by more than 25 million people in more than 450 locations. Apart from a beautiful score written by Bill Whelan, the big draw of the show is the impressive footwork of Michael Flatley and Jean Butler.
The World Meeting of Families will take place from 22 – 26 August in Dublin, Ireland. A spokesman for the organization commented:[The] The Festival of Families in Croke Park will be one of the highlights of the World Meeting of Families 2018. It will have a great line-up of community-based artists and some well-known local and international artists. "
They have published a full list of events on their website. Riverdance and Bocelli will perform on the evening of August 25, during the Family celebration. Other acts are: Nathan Carter, Dana Masters, Daniel O & # 39; Donnell, Celine Byrne, The Begley Family, Holy Family Deaf Choir & Deaftones, Patrick Bergin, The Priests, Paddy Moloney, Bridgie and Missy Collins, and Moya Brennan. The website notes that more deeds can be added as the data gets closer.
In a recent interview with Bocelli, when asked whether he thinks that his music can help families become "joyful to the world," he replied:
Everything that is done with a good cause can help and actually help; so also the work of someone like me who sings, so it is aimed at giving joy, giving a moment of lightness in which the mind flies and you can reflect, you can meditate on the meaning of life, about the things that really counting … singing, in his small way, does his part for sure. St. Augustine said that "who prays twice prays!" I really like to believe this, because if this is true, then I have prayed a lot in my life.
Pope Francis will attend the execution of Riverdance, but he is only expected to remain the first hour of the two-hour show.