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A Letter to the Editor from Sister Mary, via Philly.com

Samuel Vasquez has been spending a lot of time on Ben Franklin Parkway in recent weeks.

 

From Philly.com

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.

 

From Newsworks

On summer nights, more than 100 people sleep on benches and under trees that line the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

But when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia in late September, the Parkway will be cordoned off and subject to tight security. That's posing many challenges to homeless advocates.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

As Pope Francis' visit draws nearer, Sister Mary Scullion wants to make sure the whole city is ready for his arrival - including the homeless men and women who normally sleep on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

 

From Al Dia News

Wednesday saw the launch of the first “Pope-up,” an initiative led by Project HOME to raise awareness and money for the city’s homeless population. With just over 40 days until the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) and Pope Francis’ visit, Sister Mary Scullion, the executive director at Project HOME, takes her message to the streets.

 

From CBS Philly

Project HOME is holding “Pope-Ups” at three locations in Center City to raise awareness about homeless initiatives in advance of the Papal visit next month. The first one takes place today.

The purpose of Pope-Up Day is to rally the public around the issues of hunger, homelessness, and poverty.

 

From CBS Philly

A pharmacy opened Saturday at Project Home‘s Stephen Klein Wellness Center at 21st Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia.

It’s thanks to $250-thousand grant from a charitable foundation established by a locally based pharmaceutical wholesaler.

[NEWS] AmerisourceBergen gives Philly Project HOME $250,000 for pharmacy at North Philadelphia clinic

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Under chief executive Steve Collis, AmerisourceBergen has tried to broaden its business beyond that of an anonymous-but-huge pharmaceutical wholesaler. That manifested itself in a $250,000 donation to build a pharmacy that opens Saturday at Project HOME's Stephen Klein Wellness Center in North Philadelphia.

[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.

 

From the Philadelphia City Paper

Sister Mary Scullion on Thursday told participants at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness that Pope Francis' visit to the United States this fall offers a "historic opportunity" to do something concrete about the housing and homeless crisis in this country.

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