One year later: Remembering the pope's visit to Philadelphia

On the morning of September 26, 2015, a plane carrying Pope Francis touched down at Philadelphia International Airport, beginning a whirlwind weekend of events that brought thousands upon thousands of people to the City of Brotherly Love.

The pope's first event was a speech at Independence Hall.
EMBED More News Videos

Watch Pope Francis' full speech at Independence Hall.



Later that day, he took part in a parade on the Ben Franklin Parkway for the Festival of Families.
EMBED More News Videos

Pope Francis made his way through the Ben Franklin Parkway to the Festival of Families in Philadelphia.



On the stage with the pope, Philadelphia teen singer Bobby Hill wowed the crowd:
EMBED More News Videos

The festival includes musical performances from Andrea Bocelli, Aretha Franklin and others.


Then, Pope Francis delivered a message about the special love only a family can provide.
EMBED More News Videos

Even after a long day, Pope Francis took the stage on Saturday night and gave his most passionate performance.



On the morning of September 27, 2015, Pope Francis delivered a speech to seminarians at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
EMBED More News Videos

Pope Francis began his speech in suburban Philadelphia on Sunday morning with a condemnation of child sex abuse.


From there, the pope paid a visit to inmates at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.


Finally, capping a historic weekend for the City of Brotherly Love, Pope Francis then said Mass for the crowds of faithful gathered around Eakins Oval.

EMBED More News Videos

Pope Francis delivers homily Sunday during Mass on the Parkway.


Related Topics:
religion

Load Comments