When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia for two days at the end of September his pastoral mission will have a dual purpose.
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.
The list is a tightly guarded secret, at least for now.
The Vatican says Pope Francis is thinking about adding Cuba to his itinerary during his September journey.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.
“I think we have an extraordinary group of people organizing this,” says Chaput.
CBS 3’s Pat Ciarrocchi sat down with Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput for an Eyewitness News one on one interview.
In March, mom and dad ditched their jobs, drained their savings, and told their three girls and one boy that they were about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.
Women with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Women’s Ordination Conference stood across the street from the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, calling for the ordination of women as priests in the Catholic Church.
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.
Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is expected to draw millions of people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in September.
If you are interested in volunteering during Pope Francis’ visit to the city of Brotherly Love, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is looking for you.
So far, corporate and community fundraising has netted more than $30 million of the $45 million goal.
Parishioners and priests of St. Peter the Apostle church in North Philadelphia believe Pope Francis might briefly stop by to honor America’s first saint when he visits Philadelphia in September.
“Rock Star Status.” That’s not the way Vatican analysts usually describe a Pope. But after two years of a Pope Francis papacy, “Rock Star” seems to be part of his early legacy.