The Diocese is marking the joyful 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ four-day visit to the United States in 2015, including a series of special events in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The Monitor chronicled these extraordinary days In its Special Edition: Mission of Love, Mercy.
Covering the three major cities included in the Holy Father’s Sept. 23-27 visit – Washington, New York City and Philadelphia -- the issue also tells the story of the visit through the eyes of the Diocese’s faithful who gathered for Masses celebrated by the Pope and lined city streets to receive his blessing as he passed in the Popemobile.
Among the stories: A reflection from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.; Princeton parishioner and pilot who flew Shepherd One; Father Mick Lambeth invited to the White House; Pope Watches in schools and parishes; Reader Reflections; Local Catholics stand together at Ground Zero, and much more.
Click HERE to view this SPECIAL EDITION.
To view a multimedia collection of coverage from the papal visit, click HERE.