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Philadelphia Delegation Visiting Rome To Request Pope Francis Visit

Archbishop 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.

03/07/2014

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 23: Pope Francis attends a mass with newly appointed cardinals at St Peter's Basilica on February 23, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis presided over Mass in Saint PeterÕs Basilica on Sunday, one day after 19 bishops were added to the college of cardinals. (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Sources: Chaput, Corbett, Nutter Could Meet Privately With Pope During Vatican Visit

Sources tell KYW Newsradio, it’s also possible the contingent could meet privately with the pope.

03/07/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter greet each other at the Archdiocese headquarters.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Archdiocese Hopeful New Pope Will Visit Philadelphia

Pope Benedict XVI made a commitment to be here in September 2015 for a World Families Conference.

03/08/2013

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter greet each other at the Archdiocese headquarters.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Cost, Logistics Two Big Questions Surrounding 2015 World Families Conference

Philadelphia 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.

02/26/2013

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter greet each other at the Archdiocese headquarters.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Archbishop Chaput Says Philadelphia Already Marshaling For 2015 Families Conference

It’s an event that is projected to draw tens of thousands of Catholics from around the world for the six-day event.

02/25/2013

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Pope Selects Philadelphia As 1st American City To Host International Conference

Pope Benedict XVI is planning to come to Philadelphia in 2015 for a world families conference.

06/03/2012

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