Open House & Exhibit Premier

Before Francis: Popes, Pilgrims, and the History of Philadelphia-Vatican Ties

Before FrancisFree and open to the public.

Join us for an open house and the premier of our newest exhibit, Before Francis: Popes, Pilgrims, and the History of Philadelphia-Vatican Ties. The display showcases the diverse historical links and fascinating personal connections that have bound the two cities together. It reveals how local Catholics envisioned their place within “Roman” Catholicism, highlights the ways in which Philadelphians have been influenced by their time in Rome or brought their influence to bear on the church in Rome, and recalls past visits to the area by popes and other Vatican dignitaries.

Sunday, September 13, 2015
1:00 - 5:00 PM

American Catholic Historical Society
263 South Fourth Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106


For further information or inquiries, contact info@amchs.org.