The day will start with a meeting with bishops at St. Martin’s Chapel. Next on the agenda is a visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, where Pope Francis will sit with a selected group of inmates.
At 4 p.m. there is Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families at Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The festival begins September 22 and is an important event for the Church: The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family sponsors the World Meeting of Families every three years in a different city, and nearly two million people are expected to attend. They’ll have the opportunity to hear a bevy of keynote addresses on the importance of strengthening familial bonds. The end of the day will also mark the end of the papal tour, and Francis will depart for Rome. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»