Pope Francis’ visit to bring ‘AMOR’ to City of Brother Love

FILE - In this March 27, 2015, file photo, a young man climbs on a sculpture by Robert Indiana, at JFK Plaza, commonly known as Love Park, in Philadelphia. A bilingual version of Maine-based pop artist Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture called the "AMOR" is going on display outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, near where the pope’s altar is being built. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE - In this March 27, 2015, file photo, a young man climbs on a sculpture by Robert Indiana, at JFK Plaza, commonly known as Love Park, in Philadelphia. A bilingual version of Maine-based pop artist Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture called the "AMOR" is going on display outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, near where the pope’s altar is being built. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is bringing an extra dose of love. Make that amor.

A bilingual version of Maine-based pop artist Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture with the leaning letter O is going on display next week outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, near where the pope’s altar is being built.

Amor means love in the pope’s native Spanish and in Latin, a traditional language of the Roman Catholic Church.

Indiana created the “AMOR” sculpture in 1998 as a nod to changing demographics. It’s on loan to Philadelphia and will be placed about a mile across the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from the original “LOVE” sculpture, which went on display in 1976.

Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia Sept. 26. A million people or more are expected to fill the parkway for his Sept. 27 Mass.

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