[NEWS] Upholding the rights of homeless Philadelphians during pope’s visit
In preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) on Saturday, Sept. 26th and Sunday, Sept, 27th, the city’s Archbishop, Charles J. Chaput, has created a committee to uphold the rights and dignity of those experiencing homelessness.
That weekend, Philadelphia will experience a massive influx of people which will be disruptive for anyone in or near Center City, housed or not. But for Philadelphians experiencing homelessness, that weekend could be especially troublesome.
The WMOF Hunger and Homelessness Committee’s principal concern is to ensure that Philadelphians living on the streets are not adversely affected by security measures, by the limited transportation, or by the overwhelming crowds during the events of the pope’s visit.