Skip to comments.Pope Francis Reportedly Visiting US in September 2015
Posted on 07/25/2014 12:30:05 PM PDT by Kaslin
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput announced today at a conference in Fargo, North Dakota that Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to come to Philadelphia in September 2015 to attend the World Meeting of Families. Chaput's announcement confirmed rumors that the Supreme Pontiff was coming to the United States. The World Meeting of Families is an event held every three years by the Pontifical Council of the Family.
Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. confirmed that the Bishop of Rome was indeed coming to Philadelphia for the event, and was also mulling offers to visit other major cities on the East Coast during his trip.
Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said Friday that Pope Francis has expressed "his willingness to participate in the World Meeting of Families" in Philadelphia, and has received invitations to visit other cities as well, which he is considering. Those invitations include New York, the United Nations and Washington.
The World Meeting of Families drew over a million people in 2012 in Milan, Italy for a Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI. It is likely the crowd in Philadelphia will be even larger, considering Pope Francis' popularity in the United States.
Personally, I'm pretty excited for Pope Francis' first trip to the United States since his election. I'm very curious about what he will have to say at the event, especially considering that this year's theme is the family's intrinsic value for society. In a time of rapidly falling birthrates and marriage rates, I wonder what Pope Francis will suggest as a possible solution.
So, is his first stop going to be the HQ for the CPUSA?
Come to Charlotte, Pope Francis! My prayer group will give you cookies!
Probably going to make sure the evil, racist Americans aren’t abusing the “refugees” from Central America. Expect the commie lib ‘RATS to fall all over themselves trying to kiss his ring for the TV cameras. What a joke.
We've been warned.
Sounds like an opportunity for a FReep!
just another communist........
Why would you want to FReep someone who supports the traditional family?
Obama was FReep-meat before he came out against natural families.
Why shouldn't Fluffy be as well? Without borders and capitalism, men can't find jobs. Without jobs and with abortion, men can't form families.
You must be kidding me. You think the Holy Father supports abortion???
That’s my mware...:-)
Fluffy has put people in positions of high authority that have unequivocally denigrated people doing abortion vigils.
And I can tell you, first hand, from asking priests and bishops directly to speak out against abortion to their flock, after showing them the proof of what is going on, they outright refuse to speak out against it. In fact, they make a point of inviting pro-death politicians to their parishes to give talks.
Pope Fluffy doesn't do a damn single thing against this.
Nuts come to SO CAL Pontiff
Maybe Sheila Jackson-Lee can give him lollipops.
Archbishop Charles Chaput has been a force fighting against abortion for years, why do you think the Holy Father accepted his invitation in the first place?
Also, how can you say that Fluffy supports the traditional family...
...when he doesn't say a single thing about the fact that these "families" in CATHOLIC Central America are sending their children up to the US, ALONE, where they can be taken advantage of by "coyote" smugglers?!?!
"Honor Thy Mother and Father". Sound familiar? To lovers of God, it certainly is. To lovers of the world, not so much.
I am missing Reagan bigtime.
Ugh. He can kindly stay away.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he’s coming just before the November election. Pelosi and her ‘RATS will be sniffing around behind him like little puppies.
First question raised will be if he will allow female priests and second question will be his opinion on same sex marriage.
It will be a riot.
I am a lifelong Catholic. And certainly I have had my issues with certain things done and said by the hierarchy over the years.
But virtually NO Catholic clergy support abortion. Just some nuns on the lunatic edge of feminism who frankly ought to be excommunicated anyway.
Doing good hon....working at the Acme now and have my 88 year old Dad with me.
He now appears to be waking up a bit, but if you read the article, he still gets it wrong. Chaput doesn't realize that Latino culture will vote for big government. He slanders US culture along the way, too, blaming IT for Latino culture trends.
Chaput can go kiss my patoot.
Pelosi will keep clear of the Holy Father, during her last visit, he refused her the chance of a photo op, and she did not receive communion from him.
I used to be Catholic. And my work trying to stop abortion, and trying to get the support of the Catholic Church in my area to talk out about it, showed just the opposite.
Sadly. Horribly. Blatantly. The support and building up of the "Catholic Organization" always comes before standing up for life.
That's why I will no longer be called "Catholic".
Might substitute a couple days a week come next year.
They are all in support of the CC when it suits them, on issues like death penalty, helping the poor...but when it comes to life issues they hate us.
Don't let them divide us, my FRiend.
I guess that's all you can do when you can't reply to any single of the salient points I laid out.
Thanks for the ping. Apparently, Pope Francis has been invited to multiple cities including Tijuana. Even NYC’s socialist mayor DeBlasio has extended an invitation. So far, all of this is speculation. He has not confirmed where he will visit but the best guess is Philadelphia to attend the Conference on the Family. Let’s hope that, regardless of where he goes, O does not turn this into a photo op. Oh, wait, Obama does not do photo ops.
Since our discussion has begun you have referred to the head of the CC as “Fluffy”. Not sure what that is all about, but our discussion is over.
Darn. I was hoping it was to preside over the trial of congressional Democrats for heresy.
The nearby Catholic church has a rainbow across their Mass times.
If you really were Catholic, I would contend you were not, then you should have talked to your Bishop. If your parish sucks, that is a problem but don’t project your issues on to the entire Church.
Cool, but he should come out west!
What Diocese, please?
Hide the little boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And welcome to why I'm glad I'm not Catholic. All I was doing was working vigorously at living out he Catechism of the Church, and getting flack along the way.
The Catholic Church: Worshipers of an organization, not Jesus Christ.
Trust me NYER I know some Mexican food restaurant I could take ole Pope Francis LOL!
These hole in the wall ma and pa restaurants
It took us 10 years to get a Sister removed. But we did. Some of the folks on this forum know people. Let me see what I can dig up.
Archbishop Chaput supports giving Communion to pro-abortion politicians. Doing so is a mortal sin.
I couldn’t be less interested in anything Chaput or the Pope might have to say.
I hope Philly fans don’t boo him
Screw it they still boo him
WHY they are Philly fan that what I do from Sport team to President to holy leader