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Pope Francis Says ‘Si’ to Philadelphia Visit in 2015

Pope Francis Visits South Korea - DAY 1
Pope Francis attends the meeting with the bishops of Korea at the headquarters of the Korean Episcopal Conference on August 14, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. Getty Images

Pontiff confirms rumored trip to city of brotherly love next year

Pope Francis told NBC News on Thursday he will be paying a visit to the city of brotherly love. NBC’s Anne Thompson spoke to the pope in Italian on Thursday as the pontiff flew to Asia for his first-ever trip. Thompson asked – in Italian – if the pope would travel to Philadelphia at any point.

“Si,” replied Francis, going on to mention the city’s World Family Day, due to take place in September 2015.

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