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[NEWS] Sister Mary Scullion: Pope Francis’ visit should focus Philly on the ‘stain on the city’

  • [NEWS] Sister Mary Scullion: Pope Francis’ visit should focus Philly on the ‘stain on the city’

From Billy Penn

It is now less than two months before Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia.

The buzz in our community is enormous, not only because this will be a massive civic event for our city, but also because this dynamic pope has seized the imagination of millions around the globe – Catholic and non-Catholic alike, religious and non-religious. This is in large part because he has spoken out so forcibly about those who are poor and suffering.

He reminds us: “In a world where there is so much wealth… it is unfathomable that there are so many hungry children, that there are so many children without an education, so many poor persons. Poverty today is a cry.