Via NBC Philadelphia:
The pontiff confirmed Monday he plans to attend the highly-anticipated World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year. “I wish to confirm according to the wishes of the Lord, that in September of 2015, I will go to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families,” he told a gathering of religious leaders in Rome. The three-day visit will include a public Sunday mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Sept. 27, 2015. Officials estimate up to 2 million people could come to see the pope. “This will be the largest event in the city’s modern history,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said. The mayor called the visit a “massive undertaking” that will require a “tremendous amount of coordination.”
According to the Catholic News Agency, Pope Francis will also visit New York City and Washington DC, but the Vatican has not yet confirmed that.
NOTE: The Philadelphia event has no relation to the NOM-backed and viciously anti-gay World Congress Of Families, which recently called for more nations to criminalize homosexuality.