Philadelphia hopes to have Pope attend 2015 family day

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Philadelphia is set to host the World Meeting of Families, a catholic gathering that is expected to be very big. How big no one knows for sure but they are hoping turn out is big that even the Pope shows up.

It will be bigger by far than the GOP convention, which filled the city in 2000.

Exactly how big, no one yet knows.

Mayor Nutter and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on Monday formally announced plans for Philadelphia to host the World Meeting of Families, a Catholic gathering expected to bring the next pope here in 2015.

It was the first question to Chaput at a midmorning news conference: Will the new pope, expected to be chosen in March, come to the city?

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