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Excitement Builds On Philadelphia Pope Pilgrimage


Excitement is still building as the visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. continues with a mass in Philadelphia tomorrow. GLT's Judy Valente is on the way to Philadelphia with a group of Catholics from Central Illinois. The trip began with the rising of the moon over Roanoke, Illinois. Valente tells us they are tired and excited after traveling all night. There are ten in a van for twelve and she says they saw the sun rise in Pennsylvania this morning.

And we'll hear a report from Judy next week on the event itself. She spoke to us from New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, about 90 miles away from Philadelphia. The group is from the combined Parishes of Saint Joseph in Roanoke and Saint John in Benson, and the parish of Saint Mary in Metamora.

WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.