On Saturday, September 26th, 2015, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul.

Pope Francis’ Homily at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Mass

This morning I learned something about the history of this beautiful Cathedral: the story behind its high walls and windows. I would like to think, though, that the history of the Church in this city and state is really a story not about building walls, but about breaking them down. It is a story about generation after generation of committed Catholics going out to the peripheries, and building communities of worship, education, charity and service to the larger society.

That story is seen in the many shrines which dot this city, and the many parish churches whose towers and steeples speak of God’s presence in the midst of our communities. It is seen in the efforts of all those dedicated priests, religious and laity who for over two centuries have ministered to the spiritual needs of the poor, the immigrant, the sick and those in prison. And it is seen in the hundreds of schools where religious brothers and sisters trained children to read and write, to love God and neighbor, and to contribute as good citizens to the life of American society. All of this is a great legacy which you have received, and which you have been called to enrich and pass on.

Most of you know the story of Saint Katharine Drexel, one of the great saints raised up by this local Church. When she spoke to Pope Leo XIII of the needs of the missions, the Pope – he was a very wise Pope! – asked her pointedly: “What about you? What are you going to do?”. Those words changed Katharine’s life, because they reminded her that, in the end, every Christian man and woman, by virtue of baptism, has received a mission. Each one of us has to respond, as best we can, to the Lord’s call to build up his Body, the Church.

“What about you?” I would like to dwell on two aspects of these words in the context of our particular mission to transmit the joy of the Gospel and to build up the Church, whether as priests, deacons, or members of institutes of consecrated life.

First, those words – “What about you?” – were addressed to a young person, a young woman with high ideals, and they changed her life. They made her think of the immense work that had to be done, and to realize that she was being called to do her part. How many young people in our parishes and schools have the same high ideals, generosity of spirit, and love for Christ and the Church! Do we challenge them? Do we make space for them and help them to do their part? To find ways of sharing their enthusiasm and gifts with our communities, above all in works of mercy and concern for others? Do we share our own joy and enthusiasm in serving the Lord?

One of the great challenges facing the Church in this generation is to foster in all the faithful a sense of personal responsibility for the Church’s mission, and to enable them to fulfill that responsibility as missionary disciples, as a leaven of the Gospel in our world. This will require creativity in adapting to changed situations, carrying forward the legacy of the past not primarily by maintaining our structures and institutions, which have served us well, but above all by being open to the possibilities which the Spirit opens up to us and communicating the joy of the Gospel, daily and in every season of our life.

“What about you?” It is significant that those words of the elderly Pope were also addressed to a lay woman. We know that the future of the Church in a rapidly changing society will call, and even now calls, for a much more active engagement on the part of the laity. The Church in the United States has always devoted immense effort to the work of catechesis and education. Our challenge today is to build on those solid foundations and to foster a sense of collaboration and shared responsibility in planning for the future of our parishes and institutions. This does not mean relinquishing the spiritual authority with which we have been entrusted; rather, it means discerning and employing wisely the manifold gifts which the Spirit pours out upon the Church. In a particular way, it means valuing the immense contribution which women, lay and religious, have made and continue to make, to the life of our communities.

Dear brothers and sisters, I thank you for the way in which each of you has answered Jesus’ question which inspired your own vocation: “What about you?”. I encourage you to be renewed in the joy of that first encounter with Jesus and to draw from that joy renewed fidelity and strength. I look forward to being with you in these days and I ask you to bring my affectionate greetings to those who could not be with us, especially the many elderly priests and religious who join us in spirit.

During these days of the World Meeting of Families, I would ask you in a particular way to reflect on our ministry to families, to couples preparing for marriage, and to our young people. I know how much is being done in your local Churches to respond to the needs of families and to support them in their journey of faith. I ask you to pray fervently for them, and for the deliberations of the forthcoming Synod on the Family.

Now, with gratitude for all we have received, and with confident assurance in all our needs, let us turn to Mary, our Blessed Mother. With a mother’s love, may she intercede for the growth of the Church in America in prophetic witness to the power of her Son’s Cross to bring joy, hope and strength into our world. I pray for each of you, and I ask you, please, to pray for me.

 

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    September 26, 2015 at 5:37 pm

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  • Mia

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    September 26, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Can we stand across from the St Peter & Paul cathedral to get a glimpse of the Pope? Will he arrive at the front entrance to the cathedral? Would appreciate your reply.
    Thanks,
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  • Grace

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    September 26, 2015 at 3:50 am

    I arrived in Phil. PA today and would like to know which road pope will be going to from airport tomorrow morning? So we can see him whenever he arrives to have 1030 am mass.

  • Gerardo

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    September 24, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    In Philadephia, will here be a motorcade that we can at least see the Pope’s way to the meeting with the families?

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      September 25, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      There will be two papal parades: one at the Festival of Families and another at the Papal Mass. Both will go through the ticketed and non-ticketed areas of those events.

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

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  • Elizabeth

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    September 23, 2015 at 1:32 am

    We have train tickets and Mass tickets for the 26th – but we are traveling with a handicapped person – we cannot find any information about transportation and seating for the disabled – please help!

  • Julia Pease

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    September 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Hello,
    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this forum.

    I have been trying to call the WMOF hotline and can not get through. What does purchasing an “on site ticket” include, and there are only Tuesday-Friday days available. What does this mean? If I purchase an onsite $95 ticket for Friday, will I have to pick it up Friday or is it for Friday? I am trying to make arrangements for my mother, whom would love to see the Pope in any way in Philadelphia. Please, can you advise? Thank you!

    Kindly,
    Julia

    • Joseph Feeley

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      September 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      Hi Julia,

      I believe on-site means that you purchase the ticket at the location. Perhaps you can contact the metro in Philadelphia? You can get numbers for everything involving the papal visit to Philadelphia here: http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/resources/

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

  • cmoore928

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    September 22, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Hello!

    I have tickets to the World families event and wondering when they will be admitting people into the E
    akins Oval area.

    Thanks!

    • Joseph Feeley

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      September 22, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      Hi Moore,

      I would call the World Meeting of Families: 1-855-WMF-2015

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

  • Theresa Ruocco

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    September 21, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    My mother and I have tickets for the World Meetings of Families for Saturday. What does that mean for us if you are saying you don’t need tickets for the parkway? Are we able to use the tickets for Independence Hall and the parkway?

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      September 22, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      Hi Theresa,

      There are non-ticketed and ticketed areas for the Festival of Families and Papal Mass. You just happen to have a ticket for the ticketed area, which is closer to the pope. No, you can’t use your ticket for Independence Hall. Whatever the ticket specifies is the event it is good for.

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

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  • Teresa

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    September 21, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    You had previously mentioned the Festival of Families and Sunday Mass is open to the public and no passes are required. However, the website states passes have all been taken. Are the passes for a special section and all the other areas open to the public? If we do not have passes, will we be able to see the pope from the outer areas?

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      September 21, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Teresa,

      The passes are just for the first mile stretch on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. All the other areas in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are open to the public.

      A few things to remember:
      1. You will need to pass through security.
      2. There are prohibited items for the event areas (See http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/about-the-event/event-access/)
      3. Cars cannot enter the majority of Philadelphia. You will need purchase a public transit pass PRIOR to leaving for this event.

      Hope this helps,

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

  • Eileen

    says on:
    September 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Is there a place where we can write down our special intention so that Pope Francis can bless them. I work in Philadelphia and know that my disabled son won’t be able to get close (or myself), but knowing that our special intention is somehow touched/blessed
    by Pope Francis would be very inspirational.

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      September 21, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Hi Eileen,

      Please contact the World Meeting of Families about your inquiry at 1-855-WMF-2015.

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

  • Tom DiGirolamo

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    September 13, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    While I too want to meet the Pope reality is that God directs all. Obviously everyone who wants to see the Pope will not be able. However and this is A BIG HOWEVER, in each of our lives the REAL PRESENCE of Jesus Christ is visible and real. You just need to be accepting of this fact and remember that JESUS works in his time not yours to reveal himself. And, HE does so in ways that he hopes you will not disregard but rather be open to this very REAL POSSIBILITY. in my life at a time when I was as depressed,as possible, filled with fear, I was walking on a side walk in Downtown Clevland waiting for a follow up visit at the Cleveland Clinic when I saw a man kind of dishoveled looking homeless on the side walk. Only my wife and I and this man were visible as I walk by him was drawn to look back at him and he was gone. As we continued to walk down the side walk I looked down and saw written in multi colored chalk… the words BELIEVE IN GOD. Not to long after that I returned home and continued to pray to Jesus to help me with my emotional and physical issues ( of which have since become significantly less of a daily struggle for me) One day I went to Cropus Christi Church in Werhersfield CT in the middle of the day, I was the only one I can recall being in the church. After praying in the pew I went up to the side alter where the tabernacle was, knelt down to,pray more and put my hand up on the alter… I felt something on the top of the alter and to my surprise what I was feeling was the host of Jesus. Some how what must have happened was that when the priest was putting the host away after Mass one fell from the ciborium onto the alter. It does not matter how the host got there. But Does matter that I found it… That I FIRMLY BELIEVE IT WAS JESUS’ intention for me to find it. it was Jesus’ way of speaking to me. To This day 7 years later I have that Host And in the most fearful of times I take a very small morsel of that Body of Christ And give to myself or a person in need. My Friends, Jesus is with you and me at all times and make himself VERY visible to us if we only realize.

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  • Theresa

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    September 13, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Hello Joseph. I have a Heavenly request of our Most Holy Father. Please, are you able to help me?
    I am disabled with many severe health problems. My Faith carries me through the pain and suffering, the loneliness and the tears. I live alone and very near where His Holiness, Pope Francis will be staying. I had a dream last night in which our Almighty God told me I may ask this of our Holy Father.
    I’m praying with all of the love and faith in my heart and soul for a moment, a Blessing in the presence of our Holy Father. I am a most obedient and humble servant and ask this with my most profound respect.

    • Joseph Feeley

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      September 15, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      Hi Therese,

      I would relate your problems to the World Meeting of Families (1-855-WMF-2015) and see if they can get you some accommodated seating.

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

  • Luciana LAcerda

    says on:
    September 10, 2015 at 3:57 am

    How I can get the pass for Sunday?

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  • Joseph Feeley

    says on:
    September 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Hi Juana,

    The free tickets for the Independence Mall event were given away yesterday at 12pm. There are unfortunately no more tickets for this event. Perhaps you can get in contact with someone who got tickets?

    Joseph Feeley
    Website Manager
    PopeFrancisVisit.com

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  • Cha

    says on:
    September 6, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Joseph,
    Is there a chance that we can get a glimpse of the Pope upon his arrival at that Basilica?or can we contact the Basilica to get tickets?

    Thanks!

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      September 9, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      Hi Cha,

      We have contacted the Basilica a few times and they have made it very clear that this event is closed from the public. Unfortunately, if you weren’t given tickets for the Mass by now, you probably aren’t going to get in. You can still attend the Papal Mass and Festival of Families without a ticket. You will just need a special papal transit pass from SEPTA (septa.org) or a similar Philadelphia Transit service.

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

      • Fr Paul Chalissery Antony

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        September 14, 2015 at 2:01 am

        I am Fr. Paul Chalissery Antony. I serve as the director of Family Apostolate, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago.

        I am attending the World Meeting of Families Program ( Sep 22 -25). I have already registered and got the confirmation. I have also assigned for hearing the confession and it is also conformed.

        My Request is :
        I would like to participate in all the programs on 26th and 27th including Papal Mass. I would like to con-celebrate in the Papal Mass.

        What should I do.

        Thanking you in advance,
        Fr. Paul Chalissery Antony.

        • Joseph Feeley

          says on:
          September 15, 2015 at 3:23 pm

          Hi Fr. Paul,

          Talk with the World Meeting of Families (1-855-WMF-2015)

          Joseph Feeley
          Website Manager
          PopeFrancisVisit.com

          • Tessa

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            November 6, 2016 at 6:50 am

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          November 6, 2016 at 7:13 am

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  • Cha

    says on:
    September 6, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Joseph,

    Is there a chance even just a glimpse of the Pope when he arrive at the Basilica? Or can we contact the Basilica directly?

    Thank you!

    • Snow

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      November 6, 2016 at 7:15 am

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  • Kathy Tauer

    says on:
    September 6, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Joseph,
    I am traveling to Delaware for my uncles memorial service and was supposed to fly out out the PHL airport on Sept. 26 at 2:00. Any idea if the roads to the airport from Newark, Delaware will be passable around 10 or 11:00 AM? (I changed my flight to Monday, but would love to change it back to Saturday to save money, based on your opinion/answer…)

  • Sindy olivarez

    says on:
    September 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Would like to come to mass , do we need tickets or a pass to go in?? If so is there anymore available and how much?

    • Malerie

      says on:
      November 6, 2016 at 7:21 am

      You have shed a ray of suhsnine into the forum. Thanks!

  • Sr. Rita Leite

    says on:
    September 3, 2015 at 1:06 am

    I would to participate in the Mass for religious at the Cathedral. How can I get tickets for my Community? We are the Daughters of Divine Charity.

    Thank you,
    Sr. Rita Leite

  • Rita Leite

    says on:
    September 2, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I am a nun Daughters of Divine Charity. I live in New York. I would like to know if during Pope Francis’s visit to USA there is any mass or liturgy available to the Consecrate Life. If the answer is “yes” , I would like to know how can I get a ticket. Thanks!

  • Annie

    says on:
    August 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    What public transportation is available on the 26th

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      August 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      Please see our travel information page and contact the appropriate transit system.

    • Tiger

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      November 6, 2016 at 7:00 am

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  • Juanita

    says on:
    August 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Hi,

    My grandson was in a very bad car accident nearly dead, in coma for several week he experienced a miracle by seeing the Virgin Mary while in coma. He was only 9 at The time Now he’s 13 still not fully recover, attending St. Veronica school and he would love 2 c the pope. What can we do?

  • Maria Bruzzese

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    August 21, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Hi, Joseph! If anyone you know is getting the opportunity to speak with the Pope, please thank him for allowing me, a divorced Catholic, to be a part of the church community again. It means the world to me that I can once again be an active participant in the Catholic Church! I Love the way he is transforming humanity 🙂

  • Turner

    says on:
    August 17, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I am a resident of Philadelphia and was wondering if we need to purchase tickets for this mass?

  • Stephen Hrabovsky

    says on:
    August 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Is there any current updates to local parishioners being allowed to attend the cathedral mass with the pope? Steve

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      August 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Hi Stephen,

      No one has informed us of any updates.

  • Nicholas

    says on:
    August 10, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Hi,
    I am a student at one of archdiocese’s high schools. I was wondering if anything has changed with opening up the mass to students that attend an archdiocese school.
    Thank you

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      August 17, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Not that we are aware of. The Basilica should be able to answer your inquiries.

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager

    • Jayne

      says on:
      November 6, 2016 at 7:33 am

      The answer of an exptre. Good to hear from you.

  • jim

    says on:
    August 2, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    We are members of the diocese and worship at the basilica. My mother in law is 85, diabetic and in a wheelchair. She cannot attend mass on the parkway with no seats, bathrooms and over a million people. Is there any way for her (and others like her) to attend mass at the basilica?
    It seems the Christian thing to do. Thanks.
    Jim

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      August 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      Hi Jim,

      You’ll have to contact the Basilica office about this. Hopefully they will be able to help you.

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

      • maria elena

        says on:
        August 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm

        Hey joseph, I would like to know if there will be any event where the public can get to see the pope. If yes, where will this event take place and what time? Thank you

        • Joseph Feeley

          says on:
          August 17, 2015 at 12:59 pm

          Hi Maria,

          The festival of families (September 26th around 7pm) and the papal mass (September 27th around 4pm) will both be attended by the Pope and are open to the public (no ticket required).

          • Luciana LAcerda

            says on:
            September 10, 2015 at 3:33 am

            Where those will be? Nothing is necessary to atend?

          • Joseph Feeley

            says on:
            September 10, 2015 at 12:17 pm

            Hi Luciana,

            You don’t need tickets to attend the Festival of Families or the Papal Mass. You will need to purchase a special papal transit pass from SEPTA (septa.org), so you can travel around Philadelphia. If you can’t afford to stay in a hotel, there are camping ground options here: http://francisfields2015.org/ and here:
            http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Copy-of-Campgrounds.pdf

            Best of luck,

            Joseph Feeley
            Website Manager
            PopeFrancisVisit.com

          • Elisa

            says on:
            September 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm

            Hi! Thanks for all the you are making available for the visit of our Pope. Can you please confirm where these services on Saturday and Sunday will be held?
            Thanks,
            Elisa

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          November 6, 2016 at 6:36 am

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    July 29, 2015 at 1:19 pm

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  • Mark Robinson

    says on:
    July 20, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    My wife and I were married at the basilica in 2011 and go to church there once a month as it is right next to Hahnamann hospital where she works as a nurse practitioner. We went to Rime to see the pope this summer but he was in South America. Please let my wife and I attend mass!
    Sincerely, Mark Robinson CRNP
    Rhodora Robinson CRNP

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      July 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Mark,

      We talked with the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul a few weeks ago, and honestly they were very strict about the Mass being held exclusively for local religious and the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

      You can try and give them a call yourself if you would like: 215-561-1313

      Hope this helps,
      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

      • Jayna

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        November 6, 2016 at 6:53 am

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    • fran murray

      says on:
      September 26, 2015 at 11:16 am

      good luck. friends who have worked for the church for over 25 years got nothing and friends who have taught CCD as volunteers for 25 years got nothing nor did a friend who is head of a third order chapter. only major donors or lay friends of the clergy got tickets for lay people.

    • Maliyah

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      November 6, 2016 at 7:20 am

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  • Maria

    says on:
    July 20, 2015 at 3:03 am

    If the mass @ cathedral is not open to public will it be televised on a jumbo screen or on network TV??

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      July 22, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Maria,

      There might be television coverage of it, but at this point we haven’t heard anything about it.

      Joseph Feeley
      Website Manager
      PopeFrancisVisit.com

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        November 6, 2016 at 6:26 am

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  • Miriam Paneque

    says on:
    July 1, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    We would like to attend the Mass @ the Basilica in Philadelphia. We are members of the Visitation BVM Parrish in Trooper,Pa

    • Joseph Feeley

      says on:
      July 9, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      If you would like to see the Pope, please review the events page, tickets page, and travel information page. If you have any specific questions about accomodations or special requests, email info@worldmeeting2015.org

      • Jen Nguyen

        says on:
        August 25, 2015 at 11:39 am

        I am traveling from San Diego, CA with my Mom and young 6 yo son. My Mom is handicap. I am hoping to attend at least one event to see the Pope live. I am traveling to DC the 22nd and leave Philadelphia on the 30th. Any suggestions?

        • Joseph Feeley

          says on:
          August 27, 2015 at 4:59 pm

          The World Meeting of Families papal mass and the festival of families are your best bet. For more information, see the corresponding pages for those events on our website.

          • MaryAnn Stajk

            says on:
            September 22, 2015 at 10:24 pm

            Joseph what is the email address to send our intentions for the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul?
            Thank you ibsbabe@aol.com

          • Joseph Feeley

            says on:
            September 24, 2015 at 12:38 pm

            Hi MaryAnn,

            Their contact form is here: http://cathedralphila.org/about/contact-us/

            Joseph Feeley
            Website Manager
            PopeFrancisVisit.com

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            November 6, 2016 at 7:20 am

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        • joan millen

          says on:
          August 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

          sell your tickets.
          your mom will not be able to get anywhere near him.
          i live here and i can not go.i do not know 1 person that is going.
          i would have to walk about 3 or 4 miles to get out to the parkway.
          phila has really messed this one up big time////
          they had a lottery for tickets for the trains into phila from the subs and they have not sold them all.they have only sold 1/4 of what they have.they are now selling them at the stations.every one here thinks it is ridiculous what they have done.

        • Adelie

          says on:
          November 6, 2016 at 6:12 am

          And I was just woendring about that too!

      • Nima

        says on:
        September 26, 2015 at 4:16 am

        Hi! I just arrived from Texas and I really would like to attend the mass at Basiica because I can’t on Sunday because I have to flt back…pleas I really appreciate if someone could help me to get in Basilica…thank you…