With Independence Hall as a backdrop, the pontiff is expected to reach out to the anticipated 30,000-50,000 spectators to talk about immigration issues.
The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced its Latino Papal Fund, to raise money for the Philadelphia visit of the first Hispanic pope in the history of the Catholic Church.
“Be prepared to walk” was the message from Mayor Nutter and other officials who spelled out transportation plans for the World Meeting of Families in September.
The World Meeting of Families has announced that Aramark will be the official retail provider.
Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families Philadephia, says she’s not surprised by the announcement. But she doesn’t believe it will affect attendance here.
It’s official: the World Meeting of Families organization is now recruiting thousands of volunteers to help with events surrounding the pope’s visit and a big family conference in Philadelphia at the end of September.
Organizers of the World Meeting of Families are actively working with local tourism groups to come up with a “nightlife” for the thousands who will be visiting Philadelphia.
The hotels and historic sites have ten months to get ready. Most visitors will be encouraged to stay with host families.
The World Meeting of Families, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia, has announced an all-star lineup of speakers. Will it also include the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States?
Former Voice For Philadelphia Archdiocese To Serve As Executive Director For World Meeting Of Families
Donna Farrell, who left the archdiocese communications office last year after 13 years there, is coming back to take the post of executive director for the World Meeting of Families scheduled for September 2015.
While Mary Rochford retired in June to devote more time to her family, Archbishop Charles Chaput called her back for a meeting and surprised her, according to Archdiocese spokeswoman Donna Farrell.
Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says her office is not conducting a criminal investigation into the recent death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.
The top financial advisor of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been fired.
Parishioners from Incarnation of Our Lord in Olney went to church on Sunday, but they didn’t learn much about the federal investigation that has forced their pastor to step down.