PHILADELPHIA — Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said he has “great confidence” that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held in the city in September 2015.
The archbishop said March 7 that a Pennsylvania delegation will visit the Vatican and meet with Pope Francis to share the “great excitement and momentum” surrounding the Eighth World Meeting of Families, to be held Sept. 22-27 of next year.
He said that if Pope Francis decides to attend, the Pope will not announce his decision “before he is ready.”
The archbishop told a news conference that the inclusion of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in the leadership...READ MORE