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Allentown Bishop to meet with Pope Francis

Allentown Bishop to meet with Pope Francis

Allentown Bishop John O. Barres will spend a great deal of time in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., with Pope Francis during the pontiff's visit next month, and will help celebrate the papal Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the diocese said. On Sept. 23, he'll be among the U.S. bishops who will attend a midday prayer service at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington. Later that day, he'll be among the bishops at the outdoor canonization Mass for Blessed Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, also in Washington. On Sept. 26, Barres will be in Philadelphia for Mass with other Pennsylvania bishops at the Cathedral Basilica...

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