Counting Down the Days

Pope Francis Due in States Sept. 22

As a busload of pilgrims from the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh plan to depart Sept. 26 for Philadelphia, where Pope Francis will make one of several stops on his first visit to the U.S., Very Rev. Andrew J. Deskevich is busy making final touches on the two-day crossstate trip. “The people who signed up for this trip are very, very excited about it,” said Father Andrew, who along with his duties as Protosyncellus for the Archeparchy, also is pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Church in Warren, Ohio.

The group will make an overnight stay following a performance of “Joseph” at Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa. and depart the next morning for Philadelphia and the Papal Liturgy . Please pray for our Byzantine Catholic pilgrims of the Archeparchy and all Eastern Catholics as they journey to Philadelphia be in the presence of Holy Father Francis.