World Family Meeting Seeks 7,000 Family Photos

ROME, SEPT. 29, 2008 ( The organizers of the 6th World Meeting of Families are creating a mosaic of family photos that will form an image of Benedict XVI.

The initiative, dubbed “The Pope Wants to Meet Your Family,” will collect 7,000 digital images of family photos. The mosaic will be on display Jan. 13-18 during the World Meeting, to be held this year in Mexico City.

“All of the photos received will be used to make a huge image of His Holiness Benedict XVI — the ‘Mosaic of the Families’ — which will be presented during the 6th World Meeting of Families and given as a gift to the Holy Father as a sign that in every family, the Holy Father is present, and that in the Holy Father, all families are represented,” the organizers explained in a statement.

Families who want to send their picture to be included in the mosaic should downsize it to less than four megabytes and send it in JPG or GIF format, two common image compression formats, to [email protected] or [email protected]. The e-mail should include the name of the person sending the image, the last name of the family, along with the family’s hometown and country.

Photos taken on cell phones cannot be accepted. The deadline to send the images is Dec. 12.