World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 | September 22-27, 2015

Love is Our Mission:
The Family fully alive

Called together from all over the world in faithful
celebration of the family—the sanctuary of love and life.


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Archbishop Charles Chaput

“I believe that this event has
the power to transform, in
deeply positive ways, not just
the Catholic Church, but our
entire community.”

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It is very important to reaffirm the family, which remains the essential cell of society.

Pope Francis, World Youth Day, Address to the Bishops of Brazil, July 2013

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Dec 03, 2014
World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Seeks Host Families for September 2015 Congress & Papal Visit
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Today was a magical day for students at Saint Thomas the Apostle School. The Philadelphia Zoo and the World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015 teamed up to recognize the heartwarming letter Gabriella wrote to Pope Francis, inviting him to Philadelphia.

In her invitation letter to the Pope, Gabriella expressed her love for animals and highlighted the Philadelphia Zoo as a wonderful place Pope Francis would enjoy to visit.

The Philadelphia Zoo couldn't resist the opportunity to share Gabriella's love for animals with her classmates, and surprised the school's 4th grade class with a visit from the Zoo On Wheels.

Gabriella and her family were also presented with a special membership pass to the Philadelphia Zoo.

Thank you to all students who helped invite the Holy Father's to Philadelphia.
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