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Popemobile Alert

When the pope announced yesterday in Milan that the next international World Families conference would be held here in 2015, he said, "Philadelphia in the United States of America." We're hoping people in Mississippi weren't disappointed to learn he was talking about Pennsylvania. TV news reports showed the faithful in Milan smiling delightedly and clapping at the mention of the city. How they love Philadelphia in Milan! The event will be good for Philly tourism, especially if the pope attends, which would be his first visit to the city since 1979. [ABC News]