Archbishop Chaput Asks for 10K Volunteers for World Meeting of Families

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With the World Meeting of Families coming to Philadelphia and all of the hype that surrounds Pope Francis' visit in September, there is certainly a lot of planning left to be done. One major voice is asking for volunteers to help out during the week.

In his weekly column, Charles J. Chaput, the Archbishop of Philadelphia, urged local citizens to volunteer for the September 22-27 event in whatever way possible.

The World Meeting of Families is expected to need over 10,000 volunteers, each of whom will help represent the face of the Catholic community.

In order to participate, volunteers must be a U.S. citizen of at least 18 years of age, and must also complete an online background check.

The WMOF website has more information about potential volunteering information. Registration will open soon, organizers say.

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