Pope Francis has made his way to Philadelphia! During his visit, the leader of the Catholic Church is speaking at the same place the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were adopted — Independence Hall! Watch the live stream HERE!
Attention all — the pope is now in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia! During his trip to the USA, Pope Francis has stopped by Independence Hall on September 26. There, he plans to address the crowd in Spanish using the very lectern used by Abraham Lincoln to deliver the Gettysburg Address — you can watch his address LIVE here!
You can watch the live stream of Pope Francis’ Independence Hall address HERE! During his speech at Independence Hall, the pope is set to talk about immigration and religious freedom to an estimated crowd of 50,000, including mainly the local Hispanic community and immigrants, according to popefrancisvisit.com.
The pope’s visit to Philly comes after his first two stops in the USA — DC and then NYC! On, September 23, he was honored with a White House welcoming ceremony! He met with President Obama, making him just the third Pope to meet with the President of the United States ever! In a moving speech, Obama said, “We thank you and welcome you with joy and gratitude to the United States. What a beautiful day the Lord has made.”
A day later, Pope Francis hopped on a plane and headed to NYC! That night on September 24, the city gathered for an evening prayer with him at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The next day, Mr. Francis had a packed day starting with the United Nations General-Assembly and ending with a Madison Square Garden Mass.
Stay tuned to HollywoodLife.com for full coverage of Pope Francis’ visit, including the rest of his Philly activities!
— Shira Benozilio