PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — September has arrived. We are officially in the month of Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia and the city is gearing up for the big day with some big signage to get people excited.
Four new billboards are set to appear in the area to welcome pilgrims and Pope Francis himself to the city.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial: Renewed Calls For Justice Ring Throughout Philadelphia Streets Ahead Of Closing Arguments
The billboards are a staple of the With Love, Philadelphia XOXO campaign by Visit Philadelphia.
There will be two versions of the billboards that feature images of Pope Francis accompanied by slogans
The two slogans appearing on the boards are “My Phillyosophy: Great Cities attract great leaders,” and “My Phillyosophy: Sometimes it’s good to pontificate.”READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
The billboards can be seen on I-676 eastbound near the 23rd Street Exit in Philadelphia, PA Turnpike eastbound near Exit 247 in Harrisburg, Rt. 30 westbound near the Ben Franklin Bridge in New Jersey and I-95 southbound near the Richmond Street Exit in Philadelphia.
The billboard on I-676 has been up since August 17 and will appear until September 6. The remaining boards will appear from September 7 until October 4.
“This is an uplifting time for Philadelphia, and we want to celebrate that in our campaign,” Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of Visit Philadelphia, said. “People will be telling their children about Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for years to come; this is an historic event, and it deserves to be showcased.”MORE NEWS: Multi-Vehicle Crash In Upper Macungie Township Sends 10 People To Hospital