The 10th World Meeting of Families will be held in Rome on June 22-26.
The pope celebrated Mass at a Catholic university hospital in Rome.
He was addressing Catholics from the Diocese of Rome.
The image was created by the Slovenian Jesuit Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik.
The Diocese of Rome has canceled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement by the vicar general of the diocese, published Sunday evening, follows a decree by the Italian government suspending all public religious ceremonies.
In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the poor.