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U.S. lobbies Vatican for pope visit in 2015

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 25, 2014 at 7:36 a.m.

VATICAN CITY — U.S. officials have made their case to the Vatican for Pope Francis to visit the U.S. next year, saying his "message needs to be heard" during a church celebration of the family planned for Philadelphia.

The governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbette, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter made their pitch Tuesday to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, whose Pontifical Council for the Family is helping organize the Sept. 22-27 meeting.

Popes have attended five of the seven World Meetings of the Family, and Francis has made family issues the top priority of his pontificate. But no confirmation of his participation is expected before next year.

Nutter said the event offers Francis a "unique moment in our common history and a signature opportunity" to speak about family concerns to a huge audience.

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