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: Arson Suspect Arrested In Connection To Building Collapse That Killed Lt. Sean Williamson Extradited Back To Philadelphia
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: Man Wanted For Shooting Woman While Asleep In Her Apartment In Germantown, Philadelphia Police Say
“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: Amazon Partners With Grubhub To Give Prime Customers Free Meal Deliveries For 1 Year
Viveros even convinced a group of pilgrims from Uruguay who just arrived to help set the record.