In September, 2015, Pope Francis is visiting Philadelphia. This time he is not meeting about environmental issues. The World Meeting of Families (WMF), held every three years, is meeting in Philadelphia this time and he is coming for that event.
The WMF is the largest group of Catholic families, and this year’s meeting will focus on “the impact of the love and life of families on our society.” In any case, everybody in Philadelphia is so excited about it. But when we read some of the article’s quotes, it seemed like they were mainly excited about all the tourists the pope’s visit will bring to the city. Tourists mean good business. Tourists will need food, lodging, transportation, and more.
We don’t think it’s wrong for people to be excited about the prospect of good business, especially if they aren’t Catholic or even Christian. Why would they care about the pope? So we understand that, but we just don’t get what the big deal with the pope is. He’s just another person in a very political and powerful position. At least that’s the way we see it, no offense to anyone.
Anyway, this probably means even worse traffic up to Philadelphia and throughout the city come this fall.