Catholic News Service confirms Pope visit to US in 2015

The Catholic News Service reports:

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 accepts a replica of the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter as Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput looks on during the pope's general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 26. Archbishop Chaput announced July 24 that the pope has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year. (CNS file/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis accepts a replica of the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter as Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput looks on during the pope’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 26. Archbishop Chaput announced July 24 that the pope has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year. (CNS file/Paul Haring)

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Pope to Green Bay Ad Hoc Committee

PRESS RELEASE

Green Bay, WI – A small group of community members has recently formed to invite Pope Francis to Green Bay in anticipation of his 2015 visit to the United States.

Why would the Pope come to Green Bay? Foremost is the importance of this area in the history of the Christian faith beginning in the 1670’s when the Fox River became the gateway of the Christian faith into the heart of the continent through the work of Jesuit missionaries.

The appearance of Mary at the Shrine of our Lady of Good Help in Champion is the only recognized shrine of Mary in the United States.

The National Shrine of St. Joseph is located at St. Norbert Abbey in DePere.

The place that Green Bay holds in the hearts of all Americans as our favorite small city is a primary attraction for this grass roots effort.

The group is working in its formation stage. If people are interested, please refer to www.popetogreenbay.com.