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Corbett Meeting with Pope

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and top Philadelphia officials expected to meet privately with Pope Francis in Rome to promote a huge Roman Catholic gathering in Philadelphia next year, but some disappointing news this morning.

Corbett Meeting with Pope

March 26, 2014
Pennsylvania (WENY) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and top Philadelphia officials expected to meet privately with Pope Francis in Rome to promote a huge Roman Catholic gathering in Philadelphia next year, but some disappointing news this morning.
     
The Philadelphia Inquirer said the meeting scheduled for Wednesday at the pope's residence has been canceled. A spokeswoman says the group will be presented to the pope during Wednesday's public audience in St. Peter's Square and may have "a few words" with him. The group left for Rome on Sunday to work with Vatican officials on the eighth World Meeting of Families slated for September 2015.