Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:29

City Island Images has officially requested credentials for an interview from The Pontiff, as Pope Francis plans to visit USA.

If granted this interview, ours could be conducted in Spanish, and we will hopefully be discussing several important issues, including The Archdiocese of New York shutting down of our parish school and the possible future closing of St. Mary Star of The Sea Catholic Church.

The NY Archdiocese currently serves 405 parishes in 10 counties, including City Island, The Bronx.

Pope Francis has long been rumored to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next September, and now Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to join the gathering, according to a report by Catholic News Service.

There has been no official confirmation by the Vatican or The Holy See of Pope Francis' attendance at the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. We still expect that any official confirmation will come approximately six months prior to the event.

Archbishop Chaput has frequently shared his confidence in Pope Francis' attendance at the World Meeting and his personal conversations with the Holy Father are the foundation for that confidence. We are further heartened and excited by the comments of the Vatican Press Office regarding Pope Francis' "willingness to participate in the World Meeting of Families." While Archbishop Chaput's comments do not serve as official confirmation, they do serve to bolster our sincere hope that Philadelphia will welcome Pope Francis next September.

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