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[NEWS] Art installation for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia links 100,000-plus ribbons with prayers

 

From the Columbus Dispatch

Doreen Lehman was overcome as she looked at the thousands of white ribbons knotted onto fishing line, woven in fences and wrapped around railings.

Each ribbon held a prayer, a hope, a wish from someone who had visited the Undoing the Knots grotto, an art installation outside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

“It’s seeing the outpouring of support everyone has for each other,” she said, explaining her tears as she wiped them away.

Lehman, of Denver, N.C., is one of thousands of pilgrims in Philadelphia this week for the World Meeting of Families, which ends today and will be followed by a visit to the city by Pope Francis this weekend.