World Meeting of Families Updates

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Pope Francis’ Schedule in Philadelphia Announced







Papal Itinerary Announced


Today, the Vatican released the comprehensive itinerary for Pope Francis’ journey to the United States, including his schedule for Philadelphia on September 26-27 which will close the 6-day Apostolic Journey.


Confirmed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, Pope Francis will take part in eight public (8) events in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.


Saturday, September 26








Sunday, September 27





  • A Celebration of World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Supporters + Volunteers:
  • Atlantic Aviation: Official Departure Ceremony


Statement from Archbishop Chaput

“Pope Francis’ plans for his visit to Philadelphia seamlessly integrate powerful public moments with more intimate gatherings that are deeply grace filled,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.   “It is an itinerary that says, ‘I walk with you – and so does the Lord.’  It says, ‘Embrace your faith and embrace one another as children of God.’  It says, ‘God forgives.’ And it says ‘Come together in celebration.’ The Holy Father’s planned itinerary is a true gift to all of us in the Philadelphia regardless of faith tradition. I am confident we will leave a positive and lasting impression upon Pope Francis.”