Philadelphia Delegation Visiting Rome To Request Pope Francis VisitArchbishop Charles Chaput is traveling with Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter for what he calls a factfinding mission and a bid to make a personal pitch to the pope.
Sources: Chaput, Corbett, Nutter Could Meet Privately With Pope During Vatican VisitSources tell KYW Newsradio, it’s also possible the contingent could meet privately with the pope.
Archdiocese Hopeful New Pope Will Visit PhiladelphiaPope Benedict XVI made a commitment to be here in September 2015 for a World Families Conference.
Cost, Logistics Two Big Questions Surrounding 2015 World Families ConferencePhiladelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput acknowledges it cost officials in the Italian city of Milan more than $10 million to host the most recent Vatican Families Conference in June 2012.
Archbishop Chaput Says Philadelphia Already Marshaling For 2015 Families ConferenceIt's an event that is projected to draw tens of thousands of Catholics from around the world for the six-day event.
Pope Selects Philadelphia As 1st American City To Host International ConferencePope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference.