A festival of religious-themed cultural offerings

As Philadelphia prepares to welcome Pope Francis this week, its museums and cultural institutions are offering visitors opportunities to engage with religion - and, sometimes, not just one.

On view, not surprisingly, are historical documents of the Catholic Church and treasures from the Vatican. But Dead Sea Scroll fragments, an ancient illuminated Quran, a Sumerian tablet, and George Washington’s assurances to the Jews of Rhode Island also are out there.

Read more at philly.com/philly/news/pope/20150920_A_festival_of_religious-themed_cultural_offerings.html#YC0fCtYOd9bSMWsc.99

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