Pope denies inviting Rome's mayor to Philadelphia

  • Pope Francis did not invite Rome's Mayor Ignazio Marino to a meeting of families in Philadelphia, US, the Pope has said."I did not invite Mayor Marino," the Pope said. "I asked the organisers and they did not invite him either... He says he's Catholic. He came of his own accord." Marino later issued a statement denying reports he had claimed the pontiff had invited him to the event. Source: IANS