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July 20, 2014 Issue

Pope Francis accepts a replica of the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter as Archbishop Charles J. Chaput looks on during the pope's general audience in St. Peter's Square March 26.

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Confirms Pope Francis to visit Philadelphia in September 2015

FARGO, N.D. (CNS) -- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year.

Archbishop Chaput made the announcement July 24 before giving his homily during the opening Mass of the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo.

"Pope Francis has told me that he is coming," said the archbishop as he invited his fellow Native Americans to the 2015 celebration being held in Philadelphia Sept. 22-27.

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