- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A 14-year-old New Hampshire boy, who is blind and autistic, is going to Philadelphia to sing to nearly one million people - including the pope.

The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. invited Christopher Duffley, of Manchester. WFXT-TV reports he is one of 13 musical acts from across the country that will perform at the outdoor Festival of Families on Saturday.

Duffley tells WMUR-TV he’s planning to sing in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Korean at the closing ceremony for the World Meeting of Families conference this weekend - hours before Pope Francis addresses the crowd.

Duffley began singing before he could talk. He now travels across the country singing and speaking about his disabilities, including singing the national anthem last month at Boston’s Fenway Park.

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