See more vignettes from the historic visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia, including the papal Mass, papal parade and the pope’s stop at St. Joseph’s University on Sept. 27, from local and national photographers.

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Eager pilgrims to the papal Mass on Sunday stream into the area of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, having passed successfully through a security checkpoint. (Photo by Maria Tucker)

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Families show their joy of being on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with hundreds of thousands of other faithful for the Mass on Sunday, Sept. 27. (Photo by Maria Tucker)

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The papal motorcade passes along the Ben Franklin Parkway. (Photo by Maria Tucker)

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Many watched the papal parade and the Mass on one of 40 Jumbotron screens. (Photo by Maria Tucker)

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Pope Francis preaches his homily at the Mass. (Photo by Maria Tucker)

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The pope meets with families near the end of Mass. (Photo by Maria Tucker)

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Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli attends and sings at the Mass, after performing on the same stage the previous night at the Festival of Families. (Photo by Maria Tucker)

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Priests, accompanied by volunteers bearing umbrellas signifying the start of distribution of holy Communion, make their way to communicants in the crowd. (Photo by Maria Tucker)

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Pope Francis exchanges the sign of peace with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput during the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register) See POPE-FAMILY-MASS Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis exchanges the sign of peace with Archbishop Charles Chaput during the Mass. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)

Pope Francis greets Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin during the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia Sept. 27. The 2108 World Meeting of Families is to be held in Dublin. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register) See POPE-FAMILY-MASS Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis greets Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin during the Mass. The 2108 World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin, Ireland. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)

Pope Francis blesses a sculpture during a brief stop at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia Sept. 27. The sculpture commemorates the 50th anniversary of "Nostra Aetate," the Second Vatican Council Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions.  (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-PHILLY-UNIVERSITY Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis blesses a sculpture during a brief stop at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia Sept. 27. The sculpture commemorates the 50th anniversary of “Nostra Aetate,” the Second Vatican Council Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis embraces Rabbi Abraham Skorka during a brief stop at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia Sept. 27. Skorka,   a longtime friend of the pope, co-authored a best-selling book with him about their interfaith dialogue. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-PHILLY-UNIVERSITY Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis embraces Rabbi Abraham Skorka during a brief stop at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia Sept. 27. Skorka, a longtime friend of the pope, co-authored a best-selling book with him about their interfaith dialogue. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis embraces the Walker family of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 27 in Philadelphia. Catire, Noel and their four children -- Cala, 12, Dimas, 8, Mia, 5, and Carmin, 3 -- traveled 13,000 miles to be with Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) See PAPALTRIP-FAMILY-ARGENTINA Sept. 28, 2015.

Pope Francis embraces the Walker family of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 27 in Philadelphia. Catire, Noel and their four children — Cala, 12, Dimas, 8, Mia, 5, and Carmin, 3 — traveled 13,000 miles to be with Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Pope Francis rides in the popemobile past Philadelphia monuments as he arrives to for the Festival of Families during the World Meeting of Families Sept. 26. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) See POPE-FAMILIES-FESTIVAL Sept. 26, 2015.

Pope Francis rides in the popemobile past Philadelphia monuments as he arrives at Eakins Oval for the Festival of Families Sept. 26. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Pope Francis greets a family during the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-FAMILY-MASS Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis greets a family during the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis greets Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin during the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia Sept. 27. The 2108 World Meeting of Families is to be held in Dublin. Looking on is Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-FAMILY-MASS Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis greets Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin during the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia Sept. 27. The 2108 World Meeting of Families is to be held in Dublin. Looking on is Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis blesses a baby from the popemobile in Philadelphia Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Alex Brandon, pool) See POPE-FAMILY-MASS Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis blesses a baby from the popemobile in Philadelphia Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Alex Brandon, pool)

Pope Francis speaks with journalists aboard his flight from Philadelphia to Rome Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-USCUBA-PLANE Sept. 28, 2015.

Pope Francis speaks with journalists aboard his flight from Philadelphia to Rome Sept. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)