By Ian Bush
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pope Francis wakes up this morning at St. Charles Seminary in Wynnewood, where he’ll speak to hundreds of clergymen who’ve come from across the world — along with the Catholic Church’s future priests.READ MORE: In-Person Classes To Resume Lindley Academy Charter School On Monday After COVID-19 Outbreak
For the seminarians, the day begins like any other:
“The men will get up, have morning prayer,” Seminary rector Bishop Timothy Senior says. “And then we’ll have breakfast.”READ MORE: Eagles DE Bandon Graham Suffers Achilles Injury, Sources Tell Derrick Gunn
After which, he says, it’s anything but normal, of course, since the Pope is here. Senior says the prospective priests and others will line the hallway to the chapel:
“Just before he goes in, we’ve arranged for the oldest priest in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the two youngest seminarians in formation at St. Charles are going to be there to greet the Holy Father.”
Francis then will address several dozen cardinals and 300 bishops.MORE NEWS: Missed Opportunities Contribute To Eagles 17-11 Loss To San Francisco 49ers
The seminarians hope for a photo op on the front steps before the Pope heads into the city.