Monday, June 4, 2012

Holy Father concludes the World Meeting of Families event

Pope opens possibility of US visit, says faith builds strong families
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he attends a meeting at San Siro stadium in Milan June 2. The pope was in Milan for the 2012 World Meeting of Families. Maria Grazia Picciarella / CNS.
The B.C. Catholic has Catholic News Service's coverage of the World Meeting of Families event from Italy. Carol Glatz reports from Milan:
As Pope Benedict XVI closed the World Meeting of Families in Italy's capital of finance and fashion, he opened the possibility of his heading to the United States when he named the Archdiocese of Philadelphia the next venue of the world gathering.

"God willing," he said, he would attend in 2015 as he greeted Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia and "the Catholics of that great city," saying he looked forward to meeting U.S. Catholics and other families from around the world there.

The surprise announcement came as the 85-year-old pope wrapped up the May 30-June 3 world meeting, which gathers every three years to celebrate and help families live out their Christian values.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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