Philadelphia

Pope’s Visit Brings ‘Amor’ to City of Brotherly Love

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Pope Francis' visit is bringing an extra dose of love to Philadelphia. Make that, amor.

A bilingual version of Robert Indiana's famed LOVE sculpture is going on display next week outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, near where Francis' altar is being built.

AMOR means love in the pontiff's native Spanish and Latin, a traditional language of the Roman Catholic Church.

Indiana created the AMOR sculpture in 1998 as a nod to changing demographics.

It's on loan to Philadelphia and will be placed about a mile across the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from the original LOVE sculpture, which went on display in 1976.

Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia Sept. 26 on the last leg of a six-day, three-city U.S. tour. A million people or more are expected to fill the parkway for his Sept. 27 Mass.

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