From Patch by Kara Seymour
Are you getting excited for the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia and Montgomery County?
Now you can get a Pope Francis bobblehead to prove it.
The World Meeting of Families, the event prompting the Pope’s Keystone State visit, has launched a retail website. In addition to the ever-popular bobblehead ($25), the website is offering an array of papal products, including plush dolls, t-shirts, posters and more.
For those who want to feel the Pope’s presence even before the September event, there is a 69” life-sized Pope Francis statue for sale ($160). Don’t have the interior space for that? A 10” tabletop Pope Francis is available for $20.
There are also rosary beads, gifts, coffee mugs and tote bags. Click here to view the site.
The World Meeting of Families will be held Sept. 22 to 27 in Philadelphia. During his visit to the area, Pope Francis will also visit Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Montgomery County.
Here is his itinerary for the Philadelphia portion of his trip, according to the Vatican:
Saturday, Sept. 26

  • 8:40 a.m. Departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • 9:30 a.m. Arrival at Atlantic Aviation, Philadelphia
  • 10:30 a.m. Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
  • 4:45 p.m. Visit to Independence Mall
  • 7:30 p.m. Visit to the Festival of Families Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Sunday, Sept. 27

  • 9:15 a.m. Meeting with bishops at at St. Martin’s Chapel, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
  • 11:00 a.m. Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
  • 4:00 p.m. Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 7:00 p.m. Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families, Atlantic Aviation
  • 8:00 p.m. Departure for Rome