Pope Announces Philadelphia As Next Location for World Meeting of Families

Rome Reports
June 3, 2012

[with video]

June 3, 2012. ( Before concluding the World Meeting of Families, Benedict XVI recited the Angelus. Instead of his usual spot from the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, the pope spoke in Milan's Bresso Park to around one million people.

The Pope thanked the families for attending, saying that their homes were "temples of God".

He also announced that the next World Meeting of Families will be in the United States in 2015.


"With joy I announce that the next World Meeting of Families in 2015 will take place in the city of Philadelphia in the United States of America."

Also, in light of the recent earthquake that hit northern Italy, the pope said he would send 500,000 euros to help families effected by the disaster.


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