Pope Francis plans to visit United States next year

November 17, 2014 7:32 PM

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Pope Francis plans to visit United States next year

VATICAN CITY/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Pope Francis announced on Monday he would make his first visit to the United States next year, travelling to Philadelphia where he will celebrate an outdoor mass before an audience expected to number in the millions.

Francis ended months of speculation when he told an inter-religious conference on marriage he would go to Philadelphia in September for the Roman Catholic Church's World Meeting of Families.

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