THEY USUALLY don't agree on much, but Mayor Nutter and Gov. Corbett seemed downright giddy yesterday afternoon, moments before they boarded a flight together to Rome.
Both leaders, along with Archbishop Charles Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, are leading a delegation to Italy until March 27 - hoping to convince Pope Francis to visit Philly next year when the city hosts the eighth World Meeting of Families.
Selling Philadelphia, Nutter said, will be easy.
"Philadelphia, city of freedom, liberty and democracy, was founded on the principal issue of religious tolerance," Nutter said in Terminal A. "Philadelphia is a microcosm of America, one of the most diverse cities in the United States."