Pope has been invited to Canada, but Vatican says nothing confirmed

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September 29, 2015

Canadian Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec, said in a Sept. 24 interview during the World Meeting of Families 2015 in Philadelphia that  the church must look at families with a "realistic" perspective. (CNS photo/Phillipe Vaillancourt) See POPE-CANADA-INVITE Sept. 29, 2015.

Canadian Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec, said in a Sept. 24 interview during the World Meeting of Families 2015 in Philadelphia that the church must look at families with a “realistic” perspective. (CNS photo/Phillipe Vaillancourt)

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Now that Pope Francis’ trip to the United States has ended, many wonder when he will visit Canada, as he has been invited to visit Montreal in 2017.

Asked about this possibility, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said there is no plan to visit Canada at the moment.

“I understand your desire to see the pope in your city (Montreal), and you have the right to hope,” a smiling Father Lombardi said in French during a news conference in Philadelphia Sept. 27.

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