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.
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.
The hotels in the city are expected to fill up first and then the suburban counties around Philadelphia will help accommodate the overflow.
The hotels and historic sites have ten months to get ready. Most visitors will be encouraged to stay with host families.
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.
Ten thousand letters from Catholic school students in the Archdiocese are being sent to the Pope – filled with heart-felt appeals – to visit Philadelphia next September.
The World Meeting of Families, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia, has announced an all-star lineup of speakers. Will it also include the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States?
He believes it is necessary for people to have a place to turn outside of their elected leaders.
Philadelphia’s archbishop is in Rome for planning sessions for the World Meeting of Families event, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia.