Pope Francis has made a commitment to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015 and Bishop Martin Amos plans to be there, too.
“I’ve been present when Pope John Paul II visited the United States and when Pope Benedict XVI visited. There’s always a sense of excitement and uplifting of spirits for all who encounter the pope. I’m sure Pope Francis will have much to say about family life and Christian values,” Bishop Amos said.
The pope also plans to meet with the bishops, if not in Philadelphia then in another location where he may visit, such as New York or Washington, D.C., Bishop Amos added.