Published September 17, 2015
ATLANTA—Immaculate Heart of Mary School students are welcoming Pope Francis to the United States by participating in Catholic Extension’s Flat Francis promotion. This is a month-long activity with many learning and photo opportunities.
Each morning the students are taught either a fun fact about Pope Francis or a general fact about the role of the pope in the Catholic faith. In addition and throughout the month-long promotion, the students will have their picture taken with a Flat Francis cut-out and the pictures will be posted on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag: #FlatFrancis.
Catholic Extension developed this program to welcome Pope Francis to the United States Sept. 22-27. The pontiff will travel to Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C. Several IHM staff members are traveling to see Pope Francis.