npr.org – While addressing participants of a Vatican conference on traditional marriage, Pope Francis confirmed that he would visit the United States in the fall of next year. ABC News reports: “‘I wish to confirm according to the wishes of the Lord, that in September of 2015, I will go to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families,’ Francis, 77, speaking in Italian, told the crowd at the Vatican. ‘Thank you for your prayers with which you accompany my service to the Church.

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