The city is celebrating St. Augustine's 450th birthday in 2015.

If the City of St. Augustine has its way, Pope Francis will come to Florida in 2015.

The city is working toward inviting the pope for its 450th anniversary next year, according to First Coast News. 

The bishop of the diocese which includes St. Augustine, which advertises itself as the first city settled by Europeans in the U.S. and the birthplace of North American Christianity, has already sent a letter to Rome to request that the pope acknowlege the city's anniversary during his trip to the U.S. in September of next year.

Ideally, that acknowledgement would come in the form of a visit to the small northeastern Florida city.


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The mayor expects to present the idea to the city commission today, according to the First Coast News report.

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, established in 1565, is called America's first Roman Catholic parish. 

Read more at First Coast News.

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