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September 15, 2015

Beneficial Bank Creates Commemorative Beneficial Visa® Promotional Cards for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

Limited edition, co-branded Beneficial Bank & World Meeting of Families- Philadelphia 2015 promotional cards will provide Congress participants with a secure method of making purchases during the week of Pope Francis’ visit in September

September 14, 2015

Pope Francis to Bless Encuentro Cross Prior to Independence Hall Speech

The blessing of the cross symbolizes the journey of faith of Hispanic and Latino Catholics in the United States.

September 14, 2015

World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015 Announces Musical Performers for Programming Prior to the Papal Mass

The World Meeting of Families –Philadelphia 2015 today announced that pre-programming on the Eakins Oval Stage prior to the Papal Mass on Sunday, September 27 will feature nine artists/groups and will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

September 14, 2015

World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015 Announces Mark Wahlberg as Host for The Festival of Families with Aretha Franklin and The Fray as New Performers

Beyond the addition of Mr. Wahlberg, Ms. Franklin and The Fray, pre-programming for the Logan Square and Eakins Oval Stages was also announced with comedian, Jim Gaffigan as the final act before the Papal Parade.

September 14, 2015

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Unveils Official Banners and Installs the First of More Than 550 Event Banners across the City

The hanging of the first World Meeting of Families Banners at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul kicks-off the largest single installation of banners since the 2000 Republican National Convention

September 13, 2015

Life-size Marble Casting of Michelangelo’s Pietà Will Be On Display at World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015

This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the crucifixion.

September 11, 2015

Mass for Persons with Disabilities to be Celebrated During World Meeting of Families

This year’s Mass is hosted by the Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Apostolate along with National Catholic Organizations who serve the needs of persons with disabilities and the Deaf community.

September 10, 2015

Letter of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. to the Jewish Community at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

I would like to take this occasion, along with the clergy and parishioners of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, to express our prayerful solidarity with the Jewish community, as you observe the holydays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

September 9, 2015

World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015 Provides Update on Tickets for the Papal Mass

10,000 tickets were made available online for this event beginning today at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Tickets were available on a first come, first served basis and individuals were limited to four (4) tickets per person. There was absolutely no cost associated with these tickets.

September 9, 2015

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and Aramark Announce Grand Opening of Official WMOF Retail Pop-Up Shop

Located at street level of the Aramark Tower in Philadelphia, the pop-up shop is the first location to sell officially licensed and branded World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 merchandise.