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Philadelphia will host 2015 World Meeting of Families; Pope expected

Catholic World News - June 04, 2012

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will host the 8th World Meeting of Families in 2015.

As the 7th World Meeting of Families drew toward a close in Milan on June 3, Pope Benedict XVI announced that Philadelphia had been chosen as the site of the next worldwide meeting.

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia expressed his delight in the decision, saying that he was “so grateful” that the city had been selected. “It’s fitting that this gathering, which celebrates the cornerstone of society, will take place in America's cradle of freedom,” he said.

The World Meeting of Families is held every 3 years, under the aegis of the Pontifical Council for the Family. The Pope is expected to attend.

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