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Pope a no-show in Green Bay

January 29, 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It’s no go for a pope show in Green Bay this year.

Catholic church leaders said Wednesday that Pope Francis will not include Green Bay in his U.S. tour in September.

Green Bay Catholic Bishop David Ricken made the announcement. He thanked those behind an organized campaign to bring the pope to Titletown.

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt kicked off the effort last year, before Pope Francis officially confirmed he would visit the United States in September. His itinerary includes Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C.

Schmitt had hoped the pontiff would consider visiting Green Bay to see the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help and possibly hold a Mass at Lambeau Field.

Press-Gazette Media (http://gbpg.net/1K7Bjpu ) reports the mayor says he’ll continue trying to get the pope to visit.


Information from: Press-Gazette Media, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

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