One more day to close our January budget gap—$7,737 short of our expenses. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Archbishop Chaput: ‘good reasons’ to believe Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia

Catholic World News - June 12, 2014

At the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual spring meeting, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that there are “good reasons” to believe that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015.

“The dates for the 2015 meeting are September 22-27,” Archbishop Chaput said. “Obviously a papal visit is never official until the Holy See confirms it. And that rarely happens this far in advance. But we do have good reasons to believe that Pope Francis will take part in the meeting, and we're planning to welcome him wholeheartedly. We expect up to 15,000 attendees for the first three days of the family congress, but well over 1 million for the Pope's visit on the concluding Saturday and Sunday.”

The “World Meeting of Families 2015 comes at a time when the Church in the United States urgently needs an opportunity for joy and renewal,” he added. “It's also a time of great confusion about the nature of marriage and the family … Our goal is to offer the beauty of Catholic teaching about marriage and the family with confidence and a spirit of invitation to every person of good will.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($7,737 to go):
$35,000.00 $27,263.12
22% 78%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Human Mix of Good and Evil 20 hours ago
Conscientious objection to vaccinations 23 hours ago
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? 24 hours ago
On the failure of history—and historians—without Christ January 29
Salvation? No matter who we are, one price. January 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12