Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Chaput, Corbett, Nutter heading to Vatican

ARCHBISHOP Charles J. Chaput this morning will announce who will travel to the Vatican with him, Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter to help plan an event in Philadelphia.

Kenneth A. Gavin, director of communications for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, said the timing of the trip also would be detailed at a news conference at 10:45 a.m. in Center City.

Corbett and Nutter will be with Chaput at the news conference, Gavin said last night.

The trip is part of the planning for the 8th World Meeting of Families, to be hosted by the Archdiocese in September 2015. Corbett and Nutter were named honorary co-chairmen last year.

The news conference will be streamed live on the Archdiocese website,, and on

The event is expected to draw a global audience. In June 2012, the 7th World Meeting of Families drew hundreds of thousands to Milan, Italy.

The World Meeting of Families was initiated in 1994 by Pope John Paul II "to strengthen the sacred bonds of family across the globe," its website says.

- Daily News staff

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