Pope Francis Heads to Philadelphia on Final Leg of U.S. Visit

September 26, 2015 7:39 AM

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Pope Francis Heads to Philadelphia on Final Leg of U.S. Visit

Pope Francis turned from the halls of power to the hearth on Saturday, leaving behind Congress and the United Nations on his six-day United States trip for Philadelphia and events marking the World Meeting of Families — the original reason for the timing of his visit.

The third and final leg of the pontiff’s first visit to this country will feature the week’s biggest events — organizers expect perhaps one million people each at a celebration on Saturday evening at a site along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and at a Mass there on Sunday afternoon. Francis will mos...

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