According to NBC 10, Pope Francis has confirmed that he will attend World Meeting of Families next September in Philadelphia.

NBC 10 says,

"Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput made the announcement during a Thursday mass at a conference of Native-American Catholics in Fargo, North Dakota, the Catholic News Service reports.

The pope will attend three days of the conference -- Friday, Saturday and Sunday -- which is taking place from September 22 through 27, Chaput said."

That's exciting news for Philadelphia and the surrounding areas!  I will definitely try to catch a glimpse of the Pope!
When my husband and I went to Italy a few years ago, we had the opportunity to be blessed the Pope.  Not Pope Francis, but Pope Benedict.  Here are some pictures from that afternoon...  It was a once in a lifetime experience!