Independence Hall Papal Event Nears


Pope Francis is expected here in a few minutes. Near capacity crowd on them mall. A mix of sun and clouds and a gusty wind, but warm.


There are love u Pope Francis signs in windows. People are at their windows or on the deck at the National Museum of American Jewish History.


Mayoral Candidate Jim Kenney is here along with other civic leaders, Gov. Wolf,  Lt. Gov. Stack, Mayor Nutter, City Council President Darrell Clarke, Cong. Bob Brady, leaders of churches of other faiths, Senators Toomey and Casey and U.S. Interior Secretary Jewell.


The Pope will briefly parade through the crowd before blessing a cross and a then address Philadelphia and the world about religious liberty and immigration.

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