In a news conference aboard the papal plane as he was returning to Rome following a visit to South Korea, Francis said he "would like" to attend the scheduled World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next September, and could add Washington, New York and Mexico City to the itinerary, the Associated Press reported.
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"Maybe the three cities together, no?" Francis said, according to the Catholic News Service. He also expressed interest in visiting the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, but added that "it is not certain."