World Meeting of Families
A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff’s teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives.
Members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce listened as representatives of the group “World Meeting of Families Philadelphia” talked about regional opportunities growing out of the pope’s visit.
Some homeowners in the Philadelphia area are seeing the chance to profit off the Pope’s visit.
Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia at the end of September. But he won’t be staying in Center City in one of the five-star hotels while he’s in town.
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Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families Philadephia, says she’s not surprised by the announcement. But she doesn’t believe it will affect attendance here.
It’s official: the World Meeting of Families organization is now recruiting thousands of volunteers to help with events surrounding the pope’s visit and a big family conference in Philadelphia at the end of September.
When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia for two days at the end of September his pastoral mission will have a dual purpose.
The list is a tightly guarded secret, at least for now.
“I think we have an extraordinary group of people organizing this,” says Chaput.
CBS 3’s Pat Ciarrocchi sat down with Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput for an Eyewitness News one on one interview.
ESM Productions led by Scott Mirkin will be responsible for the Saturday, Sept. 26 Festival of Families, which will include an appearance by the Pope, and the Pontiff’s Sunday, Sept. 27 mass in front of the Art Museum.
In March, mom and dad ditched their jobs, drained their savings, and told their three girls and one boy that they were about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.
The tickets going on sale Tuesday are $30 each, with a limit of four per family.
Volunteers from business and community groups are working behind-the-scenes on the logistics for the visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September.