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World Meeting of Families: Thursday and Friday

Internet is slow, so here are a few notes and pictures from Thursday and Friday. First is the set-up for the Festival and mass. I know you can’t see it that well but there were fences everywhere!
IMG_8302Next, there was the opportunity to venerate St. Maria Goretti at St. John the Evangelist. (She has a tour bus…)
IMG_8286The jumbo-trons have been tested and found ready!
IMG_8317The hallways sometimes got very crowded at the conference center:
IMG_8289And an Oratorio was performed at St. John on Thursday evening, with a bishop from Ireland introducing everyone.
IMG_8319By Friday, security check-points were already up and running, and it is not always clear whether the street you’re on is going to continue…
IMG_8327The Reading Terminal Market is getting pretty crowded…
IMG_8333And the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is closed and people are enjoying walking on the street.
IMG_8354We are all READY for the Papa!!!

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