- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis made the most of his last day in the United States, packing in appearances both scheduled and unscheduled in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Here’s what he did:

- Met privately with five survivors of sex abuse, promising them that those responsible will be held accountable.

- Spoke to about 300 bishops who had participated in the World Meeting of Families.

- Posed for photo with seminarians to recreate 1979 image that featured Pope John Paul II.

- Met with 100 inmates at a city jail, telling them to use their time behind bars to get their lives back on track.

- Blessed a new statue at Saint Joseph’s University honoring the relationship between Catholics and Jews.

- Traveled in his popemobile along Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, kissing many babies along the way.

- Visited a “knot grotto,” an art project outside the city’s Roman Catholic cathedral showcasing more than 100,000 knots, each representing a personal hardship or societal challenge.

- Celebrated Mass for hundreds of thousands of people, telling them that everyone should be open to miracles of love for the sake of families around the world.

- Said his goodbyes to Vice President Joe Biden, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and others at the airport to see him off then departed for Rome.


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