He ended up finding a couple from Gettysburg and posted a selfie with them on Twitter.
Nutter gets a cannoli
For their first meal in Rome, the group dined at Ristorante Di Rienzo near the Pantheon.
They had a traditional three-course Italian meal: antipasto, a pasta dish and a fish entree.
Nutter sat with Archbishop Charles Chaput, accounting executive Bob Ciaruffoli and insurance mogul-turned-philanthropist James Maguire.
Nutter and his chief of staff, Everett Gillison, left lunch early. Nutter returned to the hotel with a cannoli.
City Councilman Jim Kenney, who is not on the Rome trip, is launching a social-media campaign to encourage
His plan is to popularize a #PhillyLovesFrancis hashtag on Twitter and to produce videos and slide shows of local residents explaining why they like the pope.
Kenney, a Catholic and a St. Joseph’s Prep graduate, said in a statement that a papal visit would be “an opportunity to build on and expand the city’s diversity, tolerance for others and hope for the future.”
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