Pope Discusses His Hopes for 2015 Trip to United States


Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by ABC News No Comments

ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Pope Francis said on Monday that he has been invited to travel to the United States next year and hinted that he may be interested in visiting three major American cities.

The pope was questioned by journalists on a number of topics during his flight home from South Korea. Speaking on the topic of a United States trip, the pope said that he, “would like to go to Philadelphia, for the meeting of the families,” in 2015, referring to the World Meeting of Families. He also noted that he has been invited by President Obama to visit Congress and by the United Nations Secretary General to visit the U.N. Secretariat in New York.

The pope also said that there is a possibility he could continue on to Mexico following his U.S. trip, but that those plans are “not certain.”

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