By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The World Meeting of Families is hoping to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records by the end of the week.READ MORE: Pennsauken Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Shadid Fauntleroy While Crossing Route 130
It has been months in the making and many hands have played a part in finishing a special mural commemorating the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia.
Artist Cesar Viveros, who was commissioned by the Philadelphia Mural Arts program, is supervising the painting of his work – broken into panels which are being placed on the walls of St. Malachy School. Viveros is recruiting participants in the World Meeting congress at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to put a paint brush to work and help him surpass 2,500 people contributing to the mural.READ MORE: Upper Darby Mayor Unveils Plan To Resolve Battle Over Control Of Summer Stage
“We are trying to finish the one-third of the wall right here at the Convention Center,” he says. “Hopefully, people will come through the station that we have and paint by number, very simple. And as they register, we have the record and we will do it.”MORE NEWS: Man Robs 16-Year-Old Girl At Knifepoint At SEPTA Station, Police Say
Viveros even convinced a group of pilgrims from Uruguay who just arrived to help set the record.