Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia was a boon to their spirits but the New Castle, Del., nuns — and other entrepreneurs as well — were disappointed with souvenir sales.
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PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Philadelphia magazine crafts its own version of the Obama “Hope” poster to commemorate you-know-who’s historic visit to the city.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The mural became part of the city’s lively public art scene in 2001 when it was first painted. Local artist David McShane added the pope to the mural just a few weeks before the pope’s arrival.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The crowds waved yellow-and-white Vatican flags, purchased outside the gates, and held handfuls of rosaries brought from home to be blessed — somehow — by the passing of the man in the white car.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) He delivered a folksy, off-the-cuff riff on family life — and in prepared remarks urged society to provide concrete economic support to families.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The pontiff had a chance to endorse the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty battles against gay rights and the contraception mandate. But he passed.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Forty students — most from underprivileged homes — danced the tango, the national dance of Pope Francis’ native Argentina, at the Festival of Families.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Raising a glass (or eight) of special papal beers brewed to last only a little longer than Pope Francis’ visit here.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Advocacy groups took advantage of a lull in this city just before Pope Francis’ arrival to take to the streets for various demonstrations — and with very different results.