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Vatican Official Scouting Sites for World Meeting of Families



    Preparing for the Pope?

    NBC10's Christine Maddela reports from Independence Mall in Philadelphia on the importance of Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia's visit. One of Pope Francis' top aides, Paglia is touring the city with Mayor Michael Nutter Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, May 13, 2014)

    A high-ranking Vatican official is in Philadelphia to discuss plans for the World Meeting of Families conference that is expected to bring Pope Francis to the city next fall.

    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, will tour cultural sights, like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, on Tuesday with Mayor Michael Nutter and Governor Tom Corbett. He will also scout out locations for a possible papal mass.

    Pope's Top Aide Tours Philly

    [PHI] Pope's Top Aide Tours Philly
    Archibishop Vincenzio Paglia is in town to visit the city ahead of the World Meeting of Families.
    (Published Friday, Sept. 11, 2015)

    The archbishop and officials are also holding a 10 a.m. press conference to outline details of the major event set for September 2015.

    At the event, Paglia announced the theme for the conference will be Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.

    Hundreds of thousands of Catholics are expected to come to Philadelphia to take part in the conference and even more could visit should Pope Francis hold a mass.

    You can watch the press conference live in the box above starting at 10 a.m.