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Long Lines At Checkpoints Hours Before Papal MassCrowds are forming early along Benjamin Franklin Parkway for another papal parade and an outdoor Mass, hours before the final events of the World Meeting of families are set to begin.
As Many As A Million Expected For Pope's Mass On ParkwayThe 78-year-old "people's pope," who seems to feed off the energy of the crowds, is expected to see the largest of his six-day tour on Sunday when he celebrates a climactic outdoor Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway before flying back to Rome.
Construction On Ben Franklin Parkway In Full Swing In Preparation Of Papal VisitJust one week out from the Festival of Families on the Ben Franklin Parkway, construction of the main stage continues to move along.
Outer Lanes Of Ben Franklin Parkway Close In Preparation For Papal VisitThe Ben Franklin Parkway is now completely closed from the Art Museum to Eakins Oval. The inner lanes were shut down Thursday and the outer lanes were closed to traffic on Saturday morning.
Nutter Cites Success Of 'Made In America' As Proof City Is Prepared For Papal VisitMayor Michael Nutter has declared the Made in America concert a success, indicating that it bodes well for managing the visit of Pope Francis in the same venue at the end of the month.
Interview: Hop Along And Strand Of Oaks At 'Made In America'There has been a closer eye on Philadelphia over the past couple years as critics have sat up and recognized what we've always know, there's a ton of great music coming out of Philadelphia.
Made In America: Beyonce And BeyondLong before the Queen appeared, the Ben Franklin Parkway was filled for the sold out 4th edition of the festival.
Made In America Takes Over Ben Franklin Parkway For Labor Day WeekendThe Made in America festival kicks off Saturday afternoon, with more than 60 acts on five stages over the next two days.
Philadelphia Archbishop Hopes Papal Visit Will Benefit Church And CityHe'll be in Philadelphia for two busy days, September 26 and 27, departing after a large, open-air Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Hear Philly: Runners Lace Up For 21st Annual Strides For Stroke 5KThe race is Sunday, June 14. It gets underway at 8:30 a.m. at 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway and runs along the Schuylkill River on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
Hear Philly: Legend Of Genghis Khan Comes To Life At The Franklin Institute'Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life' takes visitors on an unforgettable journey into the legendary Mongol Empire and its founder.
Hear Philly: Philadelphia Science Festival Celebrates Five YearsFor nine days, beginning April 24, budding scientists of all ages will have the chance to discover the science happening across the region at The Franklin Institute's fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival.