Pope in Philly: Third Stop on U.S. Tour Draws Thousands

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PHILADELPHIA, PA --  No rest for the weary, as Pope Francis continues his papal pilgrimage in the U.S. He’s been a Pope-on-the-go since his arrival in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

On Saturday, His Holiness showed some love to the City of Brotherly Love. He touched down in Philly early in the morning and just an hour after his arrival, he was at church, delivering Saturday morning mass.

The faithful gathered to hear the Pope’s message of inspiration at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

"One of the great challenges facing the church in this generation is to foster in all the faithful a sense of personal responsibility for the church's mission,” the Pope told the congregation.

Also on his Philly agenda?  A stop at Independence Mall; yes, the same spot famously associated with the movie Rocky.

There, the Pope held no punches when he addressed a crowd of about 40,000 and talked about religious freedom and immigration.

But this three-day U.S. tour is far from over for the pontiff. His carefully crafted schedule is chalked full of appearances. Need we remind you, the man’s 78-years-old.

No doubt, the Pope will be pooped when he wraps-up his visit Sunday evening, and heads back home for some much needed R&R.