Pope may visit the US next year

  • Pope Francis may be visiting the US next year and sources said he hopes to attend the World Meeting of Families in 2015. The event is in Philadelphia and runs from Sept. 22-27. 

    However, as part of Vatican security protocol, the confirmation will come only when the time comes. "We hope, but we don't know," an official said. 

    The UN General Assembly is expected to meet in September and the Reporter noted that the pontiff will head to New York City and also to address the world body. 

    Just like the previous popes, Francis has said he plans on visiting several areas of the world. He greeted pilgrims in Rio de Janeiro in July and also participated in Mass celebrations in Lampedusa during the same month. 

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