The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is hoping the popularity of Pope Francis after his visit to the East Coast will spur more visitors to Northeast Wisconsin.continue at WBAY
The diocese used the pope’s visit last week as an opportunity to promote the country’s only church-approved Marian shrine.
Nearly five years after being declared a Marian apparition site, the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion attracts around 100,000 visitors a year.
The Diocese of Green Bay is hoping a series of ads, reaching hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country, will make those numbers grow.
“We did have some ads to reach out to people who would be there on the East Coast in the various newspapers, we carried an ad promoting the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help,” says Father Pete Stryker, rector at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.