- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia has a couple of gifts for visiting Pope Francis - an ivory-bone China bowl featuring images of Independence Hall and St. Peter’s Basilica, and a bike with a chain guard shaped like an angel’s wing.

Mayor Michael Nutter presented the gifts to Archbishop Charles Chaput (SHAP’-yoo) at the opening ceremony Tuesday for the World Meeting of Families, the Vatican-sponsored conference that’s bringing Francis to Philadelphia.

Francis arrives in the city Saturday after stops in Washington and New York.

The custom-made bowl from suburban Philadelphia-based Lenox features 24-karat gold trim and inscriptions of values shared by Francis and America’s founding fathers: liberty, friendship, unity, peace and love.

The bike evokes the pope’s push for environmentally friendly transportation. It’s a Breezer Downtown 8, inscribed with Francis’ name in Spanish and church symbols.

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