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Philadelphia Students to Start Painting Pope Francis Mural

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An artist's rendering of the mural for Pope Francis.

Get out your paint brushes and smocks.

The World Meeting of Families and Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program will kick off the first in a series of community "Paint Days" on Monday afternoon.

Students from Saint Malachy and Saint Veronica Schools will begin painting a panel of a new mural that will celebrate the visit of Pope Francis in September.

The mural entitled "The Sacred Now: Faith and Family in the 21st Century" will be composed of 153 individual panels all measuring 5-foot-by-5-foot in size. Event organizers hope to engage the community in the creation of the historic work. The final product will cover three sections of the new site of St. Malachy School in North Philadelphia.

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Anne McGoldrick, President Independence Mission Schools, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Muir, Chief Academic Officer Independence Mission Schools, and the mural's lead artist Cesar Viveros will be in attendance.

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