SpokaneFāVS will be traveling to Philadelphia at the end of this month to cover Pope Francis’ first visit the United States.
So far, FāVS has found one Spokane family — the Finleys — who will also be attending the papal visit. They’ll be there at the invitation of Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to speak on a panel at the World Meeting of Families.
Will you also be traveling to see the pope? FāVS wants to know! We’re looking for people from the Eastern Washington/North Idaho region who will be at the World Meeting of Families this month to see Pope Francis. If that’s you, or someone you know, email tracysimmons@SpokaneFAVS.com.
You can follow our coverage of the papal visit on this page, which will be updated regularly from Philadelphia.[wp_paypal_payment]
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. She serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.