In a recent press release, the World Meeting of Families announced that Pope Francis will have two papal parades on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The first parade will take the Holy Father from Eakins Oval to/around City Hall prior to the Festival of Families on Saturday, September 26th and the second parade will be prior to the Papal Mass on Sunday, September 27. The route for the second parade is still being finalized but is expected to be shorter. The parades are meant to give those gathered at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway an opportunity to see the pontiff up close. Donna Crilley Farrell, Executive Director of the World Meeting of Families is hoping fears of participation will be allayed with the introduction of free tickets for the events and the papal parades.