Pope Francis arrives Saturday, September 26, in Philadelphia for Mass. Photographer Connor Dwyer was selected as one of the top three winners in a campaign by Aleteia, a Catholic organization, to document the papal visit through social media.
The Knotted Grotto, outside the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, was a community art piece, led by artist Meg Saligman, that incorporated prayers written on strips of fabric.
People pass by a long line of port-a-potties. Philadelphia was prepared for the large crowds days ahead of time. "It was kind of surreal," Dwyer said.