Clarification Regarding the Presence of Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families

Dear Brother Priests and Deacons,

You may have seen news reports circulating this morning confirming that the Holy Father will be present next year at the World Meeting of Families. Please know that the Archdiocese has not received official confirmation of his attendance from the Vatican. The attached clarifying statement has been issued to the media by the Office for Communications and is being shared for your information and may be distributed broadly if you wish.

Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan
Vicar for Clergy