Pope Francis stumbles for a second time up the stairs as he boards his flight from New York en route to Philadelphia from John F. Kennedy International Airport on September 26, 2015 in New York City. Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images/AFP
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Pope Francis arrived in the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday for the final leg of his U.S. visit -- a festive weekend devoted to celebrating Catholic families.The pontiff's plane touched down at the Philadelphia airport after takeoff from New York.After speeches to Congress and the United Nations earlier this week aimed at spurring world leaders toward bold action on immigration and the environment, he is expected to focus more heavily on ordinary Catholics during his two days in Philadelphia.In Philadelphia, Francis will be the star attraction at the World Meeting of Families, a conference for more than 18,000 people from around the world.An Argentine on the first U.S. visit of his life, the 78-year-old Francis will be given a stage steeped in American history. The pope is widely expected to talk privately with abuse victims this weekend.Three days ago, in an address to U.S. bishops laying out his vision for American Catholicism, Francis said attention should be paid to the "innocent victim of abortion" but listed the issue as one among many "essential" to the church's mission, including caring for the elderly and the environment.The pope will be staying at the seminary where Chaput lives.Mary McGuiness, a religion professor at La Salle University, a Catholic school in Philadelphia, said she doesn't anticipate a flood of local Catholics returning to Sunday Mass because of the pope's visit.
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