Pope to visit US

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

POPE Fran­cis has con­firmed he will travel to the US next year to par­tic­i­pate in a rally for fam­i­lies in Philadel­phia. Ear­lier, Fran­cis had said he hoped to make the Septem­ber meet­ing. But he con­firmed his pres­ence at the World Meet­ing of Fam­i­lies dur­ing a speech yes­ter­day to an in­ter-re­li­gious con­fer­ence on tra­di­tional fam­ily val­ues at the Vatican. Philadel­phia Arch­bishop Charles Cha­put wel­comed the news.

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