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Mural signed by Pope Francis dedicated at future home of St. Malachy School
By Lou Baldwin

Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre blesses the “The Sacred Now: Faith and Family in the 21st Century” mural during a Nov. 30 dedication ceremony at the future site of St. Malachy School. (Photo by Sabina Louise Pierce)

The new St. Malachy School, at 11th and Thompson Streets in Philadelphia, won’t open until September 2016, but has already made quite a splash, through the stunning 4,239 square foot outdoor mural, “The  Sacred Now: Faith and Family in the 21st Century.” It’s really a lasting echo of the World Meeting of Families held in Philadelphia in September.

But what’s outdoor art if someone hasn’t scribbled their name on it? Actually that signature tucked high up on a flower petal, is perfectly legitimate. Pope Francis himself signed it by invitation during his Philadelphia visit, and someday it could arguably be considered a third-class relic. Read More




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