AP PHOTOS: Pope Francis visits Philadelphia

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Posted: Sep 27, 2015 5:41 PM
AP PHOTOS: Pope Francis visits Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis' final day in the United States was packed with visits and culminates with a celebration of Mass in downtown Philadelphia that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands.

On Sunday morning, after he spoke to hundreds of bishops at the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion, a Philadelphia suburb, he met with three women and two men who are clergy sex abuse survivors.

Francis renewed his commitment that those who are guilty are punished.

He then met with inmates at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, the largest prison in Philadelphia.

After a visit to St. Joseph's University to see a sculpture commemorating the Nostra Aetate— a document declaring strong relations between Catholics and Jews — Pope Francis will celebrate a two-hour mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Francis departs for Rome on Sunday evening from Philadelphia. His weeklong trip abroad first brought him to Cuba, then to Washington D.C., New York, and lastly, Philadelphia.