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February 24, 2014

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA SPONSORS PILGRIMAGE TO
ROME FOR CANONIZATION OF
BLESSED POPES JOHN XXIII AND JOHN PAUL II




The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is sponsoring a nine day pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi for the canonization of Blessed Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Pope Francis will preside at the ceremonies at the Basilica of Saint Peter on Sunday April 27th.

The trip also features a general papal audience with the Holy Father, a tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, and a walking tour of major Roman attractions including the Collosseum, Trevi Fountain and other historic landmarks. There will also be a full day trip to Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis.

Pilgrims will leave Philadelphia Monday April 21 and return Tuesday April 29. Registration for this pilgrimage is due as soon as possible.

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Editor's Note: For more information about the pilgrimage, contact the Office for Divine Worship at 215-587-3537. To register, visit http://archphila.org/pdfs/CanonizationApril21-29Flyer.pdf or call Select International Tours at 800-842-4842.

Contact
Stephanie Brophy
Associate Director of Communications
215-587-3747

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