Catholic Officials Bless New Atrium At National Shrine Of St. John Neumann, Hope For Special Visit From Pope
The National Shrine of St. John Neumann in North Philadelphia is praying for a short visit from Pope Francis during his visit to the city for September’s World Meeting of Families.
Organizers of the World Meeting of Families are actively working with local tourism groups to come up with a “nightlife” for the thousands who will be visiting Philadelphia.
Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those coming to see Pope Francis next year.
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.