It’s more than ten months away, but SEPTA is already preparing for the Pope’s visit next fall.
The hotels in the city are expected to fill up first and then the suburban counties around Philadelphia will help accommodate the overflow.
News that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia next year is sparking excitement within Catholic parishes across the city.
Archbishop Charles Chaput is traveling with Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter for what he calls a factfinding mission and a bid to make a personal pitch to the pope.
Sources tell KYW Newsradio, it’s also possible the contingent could meet privately with the pope.