BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham Mayor William Bell has been invited to the Vatican.
Bell was invited by the Pontificia Academia Scientiarvm.
Bell will be among city leaders acorss the country for a workshop on Modern Slavery and Climate Change.
The focus will be on human trafficking and climate change.
For years Mayor Bell has reached out to Pope Francis asking him to visit Birmingham.
"I believe the invitation that was extended was because of our efforts to get the Pope to come here as well as the work that we have been doing with UNISCO in the area of human rights," said Mayor Bell.
The workshop is July 21.