World Meeting of Families
Francis confirmed Monday that he will attend the World Meeting of Families conference in Philadelphia in September 2015. Detailed plans for the visit won’t be announced until the spring or summer.
There is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world’s Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come.
“On background, Vatican officials are saying that Pope Francis has indicated that he wants to come to the United States in September 2015,” John Allen the National Catholic Reporter said.