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.
When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia for two days at the end of September his pastoral mission will have a dual purpose.
A replica of the Shroud of Turin, believed by some Christians to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ is now on public exhibition at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia.
William Madges, a theology professor at St. Joseph’s University, says he wasn’t really surprised to hear of the pope’s plans to visit Cuba before coming here.
Pennsylvania officials are stepping up their vigilance of turkey and chicken flocks in the state in the wake of an outbreak of a deadly bird flu that has infected millions of turkeys and egg-laying hens in parts of the Midwest and the plains.
A spokesman for the Montgomery County, Md., state’s attorney’s office says 41-year-old Nyia Parler waived her extradition hearing and was being processed for return to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams engaged in a dialogue with 60 students at City School about the danger of using electronic devices to hurt someone by either words or photos.
Gospel singer-choir director Deitrick Vaughn Haddon who appears on “Fix My Choir” with former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams, auditioned voices during an open call at the Liacouras Center on Temple University’s campus.
ESM Productions led by Scott Mirkin will be responsible for the Saturday, Sept. 26 Festival of Families, which will include an appearance by the Pope, and the Pontiff’s Sunday, Sept. 27 mass in front of the Art Museum.
Joe Aponick, a spokesman for the Diocese of Harrisburg, says they are opening bus ticket sales today for members of parishes within the diocesan territory.
Volunteers from business and community groups are working behind-the-scenes on the logistics for the visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September.
“(Christie)’s been clear about his opposition. He’s been saying it all around the state, at events as he travels,” noted Dena Mottola Jaborska, from New Jersey Citizen Action.
So far, corporate and community fundraising has netted more than $30 million of the $45 million goal.
Accident That Claimed Life Of Phila. Man On Section Of Appalachian Trail Prompts Words Of Caution For Hikers
Last weekend’s death of an experienced Philadelphia hiker on a section of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland prompts a group, which oversees the trail, to remind hikers to always be aware of their surroundings.