Fundraising On Schedule for Pope’s Visit

$30 million of $45 million goal has been raised.

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Organizers have raised $30 million of the $45 million needed to host Pope Francis in September, KYW Radio reports.

KYW talked to Dan Hilferty, co-chairman of the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia. “From my perspective, I’d love to see mid-summer to be able to say, ‘okay, we’re finished the fundraising and we’re ready to go,’” Hilferty told the station. “I think it’s difficult to put a firm time line on that.”

Hilferty said local donations are pouring in, but that the effort is also receiving support from national and international sources.