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Pine Belt residents to see Pope Francis in Pennsylvania

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LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Two Pine Belt residents will get to see Pope Francis when he visits America later this month.

Father Tommy Conway of Saint Fabian Catholic Church will attend two events in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sept. 26-27.

"I am absolutely delighted," Conway said. "There's going to be a lot of people around Philadelphia (and) it should be exciting. People love him whether they are Catholic or not, everybody's very, very fond of him because he's doing the right things and he says a lot of really good stuff."

Joe Ventura, Lamar County Director of Veterans Affairs, will also attend the events next weekend.

"Hopefully I can be close to the pope and take some pictures and bring back some momentos back home here," Ventura said.

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