Pope Week: Sunday!

What was in the speech Pope Francis didn't give on Saturday night.

The city has apparently split into two factions, so we’ll write opening sentences for each group:

• Welcome to Philadelphia, where we’re thrilled to be hosting Pope Francis as he celebrates Mass on the Parkway today!

• Welcome to Philadelphia, where we’re put out by the security checkpoints and business disruptions and we’re ready for the pope to just go away, already!

That cover it?

Today is the pope’s last day in Philadelphia, and the last day of his larger trip North America. On his public schedule:

  • 9:15   a.m.  Meeting with bishops at St. Martin’s Chapel, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
  • 11:00  a.m. Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
  • 4:00  p.m.   Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 7:00   p.m.  Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families, Atlantic Aviation
  • 8:00   p.m.  Departure for Rome

Here are three things to know about Pope Francis in Philadelphia today:



And please: Follow our live coverage of the pope’s visit throughout the day.