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By John R. Bolton
Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan
Topic - Charles J. Chaput
Ahead of the Jewish observance of Passover, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has written to Philadelphia’s Jewish community to extend "the prayerful best wishes" of the Catholics of his archdiocese.
Mayor Michael Nutter said Friday he's optimistic about the possibility of Pope Francis visiting Philadelphia for a major church gathering, though he stressed the pontiff's plans will not be announced until next year.
At the official presentation of the upcoming World Day of Families in Rome, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke of the importance of family life in society, and expressed his desire to strengthen it in the Church.
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said he has "great confidence" that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held in the city in September 2015.
Top officials from Philadelphia will travel to Rome this month to ask Pope Francis to attend a huge Roman Catholic gathering in the city next year, they announced Friday.
Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Cardinal Justin Rigali, the archbishop of Philadelphia, on Tuesday, sending him into retirement as the archdiocese faces accusations that it covered up a long-running priest sex-abuse scandal.
A conservative American Indian archbishop was named Tuesday to lead the troubled Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia, and he vowed to work to heal the wounds of sex-abuse victims, clergy and lay members alike.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, at the Vatican this week trying to secure Francis' attendance in Philadelphia next year, said he expected the Obama-Francis meeting to be good for both the U.S. and the Vatican.
"We have the most important religious figure in the world as part of that meeting, and one of the most important political leaders, so anytime the church and politics come together is an important moment for dialogue, discussion and the commitment to the common good," Chaput told reporters Tuesday at the Vatican.