Sources tell KYW Newsradio, it’s also possible the contingent could meet privately with the pope.
The World Meeting of Families 2015 will take place in late September, and this will be the first time that the event is hosted on U.S. soil.
Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on—the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.
Hoping priests will follow his digital example, Pope Benedict is urging church leaders to spread the faith to the next generation on social media.