Pennsylvania Governor Wolf to Speak at Independence Hall, Attend World Meeting of Families Events

September 25, 2015

Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf will address the crowd at Independence Hall prior to Pope Francis’s remarks at the Moment of Religious Freedom event tomorrow. He will welcome Pope Francis to Pennsylvania and speak about the rich history of Independence Hall and the importance of the location as a backdrop for Pope Francis’ message of tolerance.

“I am honored to welcome Pope Francis to Pennsylvania at Independence Hall, where the founding fathers laid the foundation for the land of the free,” Governor Wolf said. “Throughout his trip so far, the Holy Father has stressed the importance of tolerance and care for our least fortunate and he inspires all of us to look for ways we can be more inclusive and better help those in need.”

In addition to the Moment of Religious Freedom event at Independence Hall, the Governor and First Lady Frances Wolf will welcome Pope Francis at the airport, attend Mass at the Cathedral, the Festival of Families and the Papal Mass. He will attend the Papal visit farewell event at the airport to close out the weekend of celebrations.

The Governor’s full public schedule for the Papal Visit weekend:

Saturday, September 26th

WHAT: Governor Tom Wolf will talk about the importance of Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia
WHEN: 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: Live on CNN

WHAT: Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will greet Pope Francis on his arrival to Philadelphia.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Philadelphia International Airport

WHAT: Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will attend Mass with Pope Francis at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 1723 Race St, Philadelphia.

WHAT: Governor Tom Wolf will speak prior to Pope Francis’ arrival at Independence Hall. First Lady Frances Wolf will also attend.
WHEN: Approximately 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia.

WHAT: Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will attend the Festival of Families.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Benjamin Franklin Parkway Festival Grounds

Sunday, September 27th

WHAT: Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will attend the Papal Mass.
WHEN: 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Benjamin Franklin Parkway Festival Ground

WHAT: Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will bid farewell to Pope Francis.
WHEN:  7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Philadelphia International Airport

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