Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those coming to see Pope Francis next year.
The pope plans to attend a World Meeting of Families event in late September and lead an outdoor Mass.
It’s more than ten months away, but SEPTA is already preparing for the Pope’s visit next fall.
News that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia next year is sparking excitement within Catholic parishes across the city.
As many as 2 million people are expected to flood the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a Papal Mass in September 2015 as Pope Francis becomes the fourth Pope to visit the U.S., only the second to visit the City of Brotherly Love.
For information on the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia in 2015, visit WorldMeeting2015.org.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says the department is working with a network of agencies, including the FBI and Secret Service, to provide security and crowd control for the upcoming Papal Visit.
In an remarks offered Monday morning from the Vatican, Pope Francis formally announced his intention to attend the World Meeting of families in Philadelphia in September.
Former Voice For Philadelphia Archdiocese To Serve As Executive Director For World Meeting Of Families
Donna Farrell, who left the archdiocese communications office last year after 13 years there, is coming back to take the post of executive director for the World Meeting of Families scheduled for September 2015.
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